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S.J. Sindu

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SJ Sindu was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. Her hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook, I Once Met You But You Were Dead, won the 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest and was published by Split Lip Press. She was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University. She teaches Creative Writing at Ringling College of Art and Design. Marriage of a Thousand Lies is her first novel.

Aaaand for my 28th birthday, the universe gave me a book deal! Super excited to announce that my debut novel was just picked up by Soho Press. Special thanks to my agent, Connor Goldsmith, for believing in me and in the book sometimes even when I didn’t. More details to follow!

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