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Sherman Alexie


Sherman Alexie was born in 1966 on the Spokane Indian Reservation, in Wellpinit, Washington and attended the University of Washington, where he obtained his B.A. He has written novels, short stories and poetry and made a film, Smoke Signals, loosely based on stories from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. His writing is about the plight of Native Americans in the USA, written in a humorous and non-sentimental but defiant manner. Of Indian Killer, he said I wanted white readers to feel just as uncomfortable with it as I’ve felt my whole life with books written by white people about Indians.

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Sherman Alexie – The Official Site
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Defending Walt Whitman (poem by Alexie)
Short Poems by Sherman Alexie


1990 On The Amtrak from Boston to New York City (poetry)
1991 The Business of Fancydancing (poetry)
1992 I Would Steal Horses (poetry)
1992 The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems
1993 First Indian on the Moon
1993 Postcards to Columbus
1993 The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (novel)
1993 Old Shirts & New Skins
1994 Seven Mourning Sons for the Cedar Flute I Have Yet to Learn to Play (poetry)
1995 Water Flowing Home (poetry)
1995 Reservation Blues (novel)
1996 Indian Killer (novel)
1996 The Summer of Black Widows (poetry)
1998 The Man Who Loves Salmon (poetry)
2000 The Toughest Indian in the World (stories)
2000 One Stick Song (poetry)
2003 Ten Little Indians (stories)
2005 Dangerous Astronomy (poetry)
2007 Flight (novel)
2007 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (children)
2009 Face (poetry)
2009 War Dances (stories/poetry)
2012 Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories (stories)
2013 What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned (poetry)
2016 Thunder Boy Jr. (children’s)
2017 You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (memoir)
2017 Hymn (poetry)