An in-depth look at our author for 2011.

Featured Author – Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie

A critically acclaimed, award-winning writer and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is known for his realistic portrayal of contemporary Native American life. Raised on the Spokane Indian reservation in Welpinnit, Washington, Alexie is the author of the short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and the screenplay adaption of one of its stories, Smoke Signals, as well as One Stick Song and Flight, among many works of fiction and poetry. He also wrote and directed the film The Business of Fancydancing, which is based on his first collection of poems. Alexie lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.

Watch Sherman Alexie thank Philadelphia for selecting his book! (click the video to start and stop)

One Book, One Philadelphia