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Sherman Alexie      

Poet, Short Story Writer, Novelist, and Performer

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer.

He has published 25 books including What I've Stolen, What I've Earned, poetry, from Hanging Loose Press; Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories, from Grove Press; and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel from Little, Brown Books for Children and |You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir" in 2017.

He has also recently published the 20th Anniversary edition of his classic book of stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Smoke Signals, the movie he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Alexie has been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.

Speech Topics

The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Business of Fancydancing:

Poems, Stories, Punch Lines and Highly Biased Anecdotes

Security, Sovereignty, Selfishness:

How to be a 21st Century American Nomad

Without Reservations:

An Urban Indian's Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World


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Sherman Alexie Comes Around on eBooks, Partners With Open Road
Sherman Author Sherman Alexie has partnered with digital publisher Open Road Media to release his entire backlist of fiction in eBook form. Titles include: TheĀ ...

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