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April 24, 2014

Sherman Alexie biography

TAHLEQUAH — Sherman Alexie Jr., 47, of Seattle, is a poet, writer, filmmaker and screenwriter. Much of his material is drawn from his experiences as a Native American with lineage from several tribes, growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He was born in Wellpinit, Wash.

His works include a collection of short stories, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” (1993), and the screenplay to the film “Smoke Signals” (1998), which is based on “Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight.”

His novel “Reservation Blues” earned a 1996 American Book Award. His novel for young adults, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” (2007), is semi-autobiographical and was awarded the 2007 U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and the Odyssey Award for best 2008 audiobook for young people. Alexie provided the voice for the audiobook. His 2009 collection of short stories and poems, “War Dances,” earned the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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