SJ Sindu is a Tamil-American author and educator. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction, was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the VCU First Novelist Award. Her second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is forthcoming in 2021 from Soho Press. Sindu holds an M.A. in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in English from Florida State University.
PhD in English (Florida State University), MA in English (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Fiction writing, creative nonfiction, novel writing, hybrid forms, gender and sexuality, queer studies, trans studies, postcolonial studies
Narratology, queer theory, postcolonial theory
Blue-Skinned Gods (novel, Soho Press, 2021)
Marriage of a Thousand Lies (novel, Soho Press, 2017)
I Once Met You But You Were Dead (chapbook, Split Lip Press, 2016)
“Women vs. modernity in Rajinikanth’s Tamil-language films: the mother, the good woman, the modern virgin, and the angry feminist.” Studies in South Asian Film and Media. Forthcoming 2019.
“Negotiating the Bi-nary: Strategic Ambiguity and the Non-Nameable Identity in the Classroom.” Writing on the Edge. Fall 2014.