VJ Books Presents Author Sherman Alexie!
Sherman J. Alexie, Jr., is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer.
He has published 24 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.
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.
Sherman Alexie Selected Bibliography
Novels & Short Stories
- Reservation Blues - 1995; 2005
- Indian Killer - 1996; 2008
- The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - 1993
- The Toughest Indian in the World - 2001
- Ten Little Indians - 2004
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Young Adult) - 2007
- Flight - 2007
- War Dances - 2010
- Blasphemy - 2013
- Thunder Boy Jr. - 2016 (Children's books)
- The Business of Fancydancing - 1992
- First Indian on the Moon - 1993
- The Summer of Black Widows - 1996
- One Stick Song - 2000
- Face - 2009
- What I've Stolen, What I've Learned (Family Memoir) - 2013
Sherman Alexie Awards and Honors
1992 - National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship
1993 - PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction for the story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
1994 - Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Writers Award
1996 - American Book Award for Reservation Blues
1996 - Granta Magazine: Twenty Best American Novelists Under the Age of 40
1996 - New York times Notable Book for Indian Killer
1999 - The New Yorker: 20 Writers for the 21st Century
2001 - PEN/Malamud Award
2007 - National Book Award, Young People's Literature, for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
2009 - American Library Association Odyssey Award as the year's "best audiobook for children or young adults"
2010 - PEN/Faulkner Award for War Dances
2010 - Native Writer's Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award
2010 - Puterbaugh Award, the first American Puterbaugh fellow
2010 - California Young Reader Medal for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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