Sherman Alexie's work is canonical. Novels like The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven are standards in classrooms across the country. Few writers have captured the American experience in quite the way Alexie has.
Now he faces head-on the ghosts of his past. With his memoir, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Alexie grapples with the life and the upbringing that inspired the novels and stories that have vaulted him to literary stardom. From growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation to being raised by alcoholic parents to confronting his mother who was as a beautiful as she was mercurial, as abusive as she was intelligent, join Alexie for an evening of raw and honest reflection.
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer.
A Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Alexie has been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.