VJ Books Presents Author Sherman Alexie!
Sherman J. Alexie, Jr., is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
He has published 26 books including his soon to be released memoir, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr, and young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, all from Little, Brown Books; What I've Stolen, What I've Earned, a book of poetry, from Hanging Loose Press; and Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories, from Grove Press.
He has also 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.
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
- You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - June 2017
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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