Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer renowned for his works about life as an American Indian. His new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, is set for release next Tuesday, June 13th. It has been listed on various summer reading lists including those of Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and Google Play.
“He was truly amazing, spending three hours on stage, making us laugh until tears were running down our cheeks, and using that humor to make us think critically about our tightly held truths.” – Fresno State University
A New York Times bestselling author, Alexie’s modern-classic, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, won the National Book Award upon its release. Spending the better part of a decade on required reading and banned books lists, it was named the Best Young Adult Book of all time by TIME. He is currently working on the film adaption with Temple Hill (The Fault in our Stars) and with Hugh Jackman in a supporting role.
Sherman has published 26 books including his new memoir, his first picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., and numerous collections of poems and short stories. His new story, “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest,” was featured in the June 5th issue of The New Yorker.
He has won multiple awards including the PEN Faulkner Award and the Literature Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters. Smoke Signals, the film Alexie wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival.