Like all Royce Carlton Speakers, Sherman Alexie is exclusively represented by Royce Carlton, Inc. for lectures and speaking engagements.
Sherman Alexie invites readers of all ages to walk a mile in the shoes of an American Indian. His poetry, prose, and speeches show the world’s splendor and contradictions in ways that entertain, inspire, and provoke. As controversial as they are revered, Alexie’s novels strike a unique chord in the literary world. The now-classicThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian won the National Book Award upon its release and spent the better part of a decade on required reading and banned books lists. Sherman Alexie’s work touches a nerve in more ways than one.
With his latest children’s book, Thunder Boy Jr. (out now), Alexie hasn’t changed. “Thunder Boy Jr. is full of spirited fun,” said The Washington Post. “but it also has been designed to help correct an ongoing problem: the lack of brown-skinned kids in literature...The need for such a book can’t be exaggerated.”
Sherman’s career includes publishing over 24 books, writing and producing the film Smoke Signals, and winning a 2009 PEN Faulkner Award as well as a 2014 Literature Award by The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He continues to be, as The New York Times said, “one of the major lyric voices of our time.”