Sherman AlexiePoetry, Fiction, Drama
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20030924, 20030521
A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He is the winner of many awards, including a PEN/Hemingway and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award. In this interview, Alexie discusses many of his publications, including his short story collection Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancy Dancing: Stories and Poems, both of which were made into successful independent films.
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