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Sherman Alexie: Biography

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie (Born on October 7, 1966)

Within a year of graduating from college, Alexie received the Washington State Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. Alexie has said that receiving the two fellowships, followed by a book contract with Hanging Loose Press to publish The Business of Fancydancing, motivated him to quit drinking and that he has remained “sober” ever since. The following decade revealed his talent and determination to excel in a number of different literary genres, and he was named on multiple lists as one of the most promising writers under the age of forty. Continue . . .

Source: Sax, Richard. “Sherman Alexie.” Critical Survey of American Literature, Dec. 2016, pp. 46–52. From Literary Reference Center Plus database.

eBook Collection

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie: a collection of critical essays
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me : A Memoir
Sherman Alexie: Critical Insights
Smoke Signals : Native Cinema Rising

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