Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian, was born on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington.

He received his B.A. in American studies from Washington State University in Pullman.

Among his honors and awards are poetry fellowships from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts and a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award.

He has also received the Stranger Genius Award, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, a National Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the PEN/Malamud Award and a citation as “One of 20 Best American Novelists Under the Age of 40” from Granta magazine.

Alexie and Chris Eyre wrote the screenplay for the movie “Smoke Signals,” which was based on Alexie’s short story “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona.” The movie won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998 and was released internationally by Miramax Films.

He is also a three-time world heavyweight poetry slam champion.

Alexie lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington.

Sherman Alexie’s website

Bibliography:

“War Dances” (2009)

“Face” (2009)

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” (2007)

“Flight” (2007)

“Dangerous Astronomy” (2005)

“Il Powwow della fine del mondo” (2005)

“Ten Little Indians” (2003)

“One Stick Song” (2000)

“The Toughest Indian in the World” (2000)

“The Man Who Loves Salmon” (1998)

“The Summer of Black Widows” (1996)

“Indian Killer” (1996)

“Water Flowing Home” (1996)

“Reservation Blues” (1995)

“Seven Mourning Songs for the Cedar Flute I Have Yet to Learn to Play” (1995)

“The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” (1993)

“First Indian on the Moon” (1993)

“Old Shirts & New Skins” (1993)

“I Would Steal Horses” (1992)

“The Business of Fancydancing” (1991)

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