At Home with Literati: SJ Sindu

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 7:00pm

We're pleased to welcome SJ Sindu to our At Home with Literati Series in support of The Goth House Experiment. She'll be joined in conversation by Annie Bacon.

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An uncanny and electric story collection from SJ Sindu, Lambda Literary finalist and Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Fiction Award-winning author of Blue-Skinned Gods

About the Book: In "Dark Academia and the Lesbian Masterdoc," a millennial English professor finds viral fame on TikTok, but her newfound notoriety could wreck her already unstable life. In "Patriots' Day," a man having an affair finds himself caught up in larger currents of anti-Asian violence. Throughout the collection, an array of loners and artists--a young poet haunted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde, a home brewer and wife during lockdown, a boy with wings--struggle for connection and fulfillment in a world battered by the pandemic and reactionary politics. A daring writer with limitless range, SJ Sindu can depict shocking cruelty as readily as small moments of queer joy. The Goth House Experiment is a startling and very funny collection by one of America's most exciting young voices.

SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora writer whose works include the novels Marriage of a Thousand Lies (winner of the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and an ALA Stonewall Honor Book) and Blue-Skinned Gods (finalist for a Lambda Literary Award), as well as the graphic novel Shakti and the chapbooks I Once Met You But You Were Dead and Dominant Genes. Sindu holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Annie Bacon is a writer and songwriter living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With her OSHEN she merges a literary writing style and folk-rock Americana sound to create rich and emotionally complex music. She has also composed a Folk Opera, written a forthcoming novel on themes of motherhood & war, and is currently workshopping an original full-length folk musical. Her work has been recognized by the Great River Folk Festival Song Contest (Finalist), the Independent Music Awards (Finalist/Americana) and the International Songwriting Competition (Semi-Finalist), and has been placed in film & TV.

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The Goth House Experiment By SJ Sindu Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641295192
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Published: Soho Press - October 17th, 2023