Sherman AlexiePoetry, Fiction, Drama
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20030924, 20030521
A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He is the winner of many awards, including a PEN/Hemingway and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award. In this interview, Alexie discusses many of his publications, including his short story collection Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancy Dancing: Stories and Poems, both of which were made into successful independent films.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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