Sherman Alexie

Winner, 2007 National Book Awards

Sherman Alexie is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. He has published 24 books, including The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and the 2009 collection of short stories and poems War Dances, which won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His first young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, won the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. His screenplay, Smoke Signals, won the Audience Award and Filmmaker Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie book cover, 2007
ISBN 9780316013697 Little, Brown & Company

Based on the author’s own experiences, this heartbreaking yet funny story chronicles the adolescence of one contemporary Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he seems destined to live. More about this book >

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Sherman Alexie accepting 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

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Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. He has published 24 books, including The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and the 2009 collection of short stories and poems War Dances, which won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. His first young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, won the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. His screenplay, Smoke Signals, won the Audience Award and Filmmaker Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

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