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Reading - Fiction/poetry

SJ Sindu reads from BLUE-SKINNED GODS

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library
625 N 14th St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: ANDR
Timothy Schaffert,
UNL alum and nationally acclaimed author SJ Sindu will read from her new novel, BLUE-SKINNED GODS. The book has received acclaim from the New York Times (“It’s impossible not to be hypnotized”), Roxane Gay (“The richness of this story will take hold of you and not let go”), Publishers Weekly (“Incandescent”) and elsewhere, and was featured on NPR Weekend Edition.

BLUE-SKINNED GODS is the story of a boy born with blue skin in Tamil Nadu, India. Traveling from ashrams to the underground rock scene of New York City, the novel explores ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, and examines the need for belief in a fractured world.

SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author; in addition to BLUE-SKINNED GODS, she has published MARRIAGE OFA THOUSAND LIES, and her middle-grade fantasy graphic novel, SHAKTI, is forthcoming from Harper Collins. Sindu is also the author of two hybrid chapbooks, I ONCE MET YOU BUT YOU WERE DEAD and DOMINANT GENES. A 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, Sindu holds an MA in English from UNL and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University. Sindu teaches at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and lives in Toronto with her partner, the poet Geoff Bouvier.

Sindu’s visit is a partnership between the Creative Writing Program and Women’s and Gender Studies, and she appears as part of “50 Years of LGBTQ Studies at UNL.”

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