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S.J. Sindu

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SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author of two novels, Marriage of a Thousand Lies and Blue-Skinned Gods, as well as the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook I Once Met You But You Were Dead. A 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, Sindu holds a PhD in English from Florida State University, and teaches at the University of Toronto.

Book deal!!

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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Marriage of a Thousand Lies

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Hi! I'm a queer, genderqueer author, so I'd say I bring that perspective to the writing. But also, the protagonist is bisexual and there are other LGBTQ+ characters. The story itself is not about being LGBTQ+ (not a coming out story). It features cha See Full Answer
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"This was a beautiful story. I did not expect the ending, and I am glad I didn't. Growing up with Kalki and trying to figure out who he was and what he needed to do was truly an experience."
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"I enjoyed the originality of this story as well as the excellent description that made it all the more enjoyable to read. The names were all ones I haven't seen before, which probably means my inner-head pronunciation was off but that always makes th" Read more of this review »
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“Most people think the closet is a small room. They think you can touch the walls, touch the door, turn the handle, and walk free. But when you're inside it, the closet is vast. No walls, no door, just empty darkness stretching the length of the world.”
S.J. Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies

“Grief is an impossible meal, so we cut it up into little pieces, dress it in ritual, and take it like a pill.”
S.J. Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies

“Even if the gods are real, I don't think they can liberate us.”
S.J. Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies

“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi




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