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Sherman Alexie

Screenwriter / Film Director / Writer / Poet / Novelist / Film Producer | * 10/07/1966 (55) | Wellpinit (United States of America (USA))
Sherman Joseph Alexie Jr. (born October 7, 1966) is a Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-Native American novelist, short story writer, poet, and filmmaker. His writings draw on his experiences as an Indigenous American with ancestry from several tribes. He grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation and now lives in Seattle, Washington. His best-known book is The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993), a collection of short stories. It was adapted as the film Smoke Signals (1998), for which he also wrote the screenplay. His first novel, Reservation Blues, received a 1996 American Book Award.His first young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007), is a semi-autobiographical novel that won the 2007 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Odyssey Award as best 2008 audiobook for young people (read by Alexie). His 2009 collection of short stories and poems, War Dances, won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Alexie is the guest editor of the 2015 Best American Poetry. In 2018 he was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. ()
Most frequent genres for this person: News | Comedies

Awards & Nominations for Sherman Alexie

PEN/Malamud Award American Book Awards National Book Award for Young People's Literature O. Henry Award Peter Pan Prize

TV Shows/Series with Sherman Alexie as Actor(1)


Full Name: Sherman Alexie
Born: Friday, 10/07 1966 (October) in Wellpinit (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 55 years + 110 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Washington State University
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Letters
Sherman Alexie frequently works together with these people:
Stephen Colbert (4x, Actor)
Paul Dinello (3x, Actor)
Jon Stewart (3x, Actor)
Charlize Theron (2x, Actress)
Tom Cruise (2x, Actor)
David Cross (2x, Actor)
Barry Julien (2x, Crew)
Rich Dahm (2x, Crew)
Tom Purcell (2x, Crew)
Neil Young (2x, Actor)
Cory Schaub (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1306855, Added: 09/03/2019, Last updated: 01/20/2022