Author Sherman Alexie

As part of our special holiday programming, we revisit our interview with National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie. Since he broke into the literary scene in the mid-’90s with “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” and other stories about growing up on a reservation, he hasn’t shied away from sensitive topics like alcoholism and abuse among Native Americans. His book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was on the list of Top 10 most frequently challenged books in America. Alexie talks about his book “Blasphemy,” a collection of 15 new stories and 15 old favorites covering topics from donkey basketball to wind turbines.

Sherman Alexie, author of "Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories;" his other works include "Reservation Blues," "Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" and "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"

  • Ken Stofft

    Yes, there is “apartheid” in the USA. Native Americans are relegated to “reservations” and are living as a third world nation! The USA has yet to ever admit their horrific ‘herding’ of these people into camps, murdering them, starving them, selling them off, making sure they were relegated to a third world status and the USA continues with it’s apartheid policies!

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