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Sherman Alexie’s “Part-Time Indian” Turns 10

To celebrate its 10th birthday, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie’s National Book Award winning YA novel, is being reissued. The special anniversary edition features a new introduction by Jacqueline Woodson,...Show More Summary

Sherman Alexie Is Back On Tour!

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alexie said he feels rested and healthy again. by Rich Smith Return of the Sherm...an Alexie. LEE TOWNDROW In July of this year, local literary titan Sherman Alexie cancelled the book tour for his new memoir, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, which focuses on his relationship with his mother. Show More Summary

The Best Readings & Talks in Seattle This Fall

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Picks from The Fall 2017 Edition of Seattle Art and Performance by Rich Smith Sept 7 Daniel Handler with Sherman Alexie Given that Alexie decided to cancel his tour and most public appearances for the year, it's unlikely he'll read tonight. Show More Summary

Steamy Summer Reads: Spies, Sex, and a Total Eclipse

Russian spies in fiction and reality, Curtis Sittenfeld on men and romance novels, Annie Dillard describes a total eclipse, and a story by Sherman Alexie.

Sherman Alexie Ends Book Tour For His Memoir Due To Depression (And His Mother's Ghost)

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"I don't believe in the afterlife as a reality, but I believe in the afterlife as metaphor, and my mother, from the afterlife, is metaphorically kicking my ass.... I have been sobbing many times a day during this book tour. I have sobbed in private and I have sobbed onstage." (One commenter called it […]

She Has Haunted Me in Spectacular Ways

“Lillian haunted me when she was alive. And she has haunted me since her death in July 2015. And she has haunted me in spectacular ways since I published my memoir a month ago.” Sherman Alexie has cancelled the rest of a book tour to promote his new memoir about his relationship with his mother, reports The Guardian. Show More Summary

Sherman Alexie, suffering from depression, cancels his post-California book tour

Sherman Alexie, the author whose recent memoir "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" chronicles his stormy relationship with his late mother, is canceling much of his book tour, citing a struggle with depression. Alexie will make appearances this week in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Menlo Park...

Culture News: Sherman Alexie Cancels National Tour, TUF Drops a Zine, and Capitol Hill Art Walk Must-Sees

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Amber Cortes Sherman Alexie cancelled his national book tour, but promised his fans he'd still be writing. Ulf Andersen via Getty Images Sherman Alexie Cancels National Book Tour: Seattle’s literary giant scheduled a book tour toShow More Summary

Sherman Alexie on his new memoir, his mother and politics as usual

Sherman Alexie keeps running into his mother on book tour, catching glimpses of the woman at the center of his new memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” He sees her in the quilt decorating his hotel in Boston, a vivid reminder of her artistry and industry. And then there are the sirens that...

Sherman Alexie Opens Up to Buzzfeed News

Author Sherman Alexie opens up to Buzzfeed News journalist Anne Helen Petersen about his Spokane reservation adolescence, and how the experience led him to become one of the most outspoken, politically-engaged artists today. In spite of his well-known fame, Alexie has been getting death threats from Trump’s supporters that, in some cases, have forced him […]

The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of June 27

From Paula Hawkins to Sherman Alexie, these are the hottest titles in fiction and non-fiction The post The Maclean’s Bestsellers list: Week of June 27 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Sherman Alexie Discusses His New Memoir on Fresh Air

Sherman Alexie was on NPR’s Fresh Air this week talking about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. Alexie told Terri Gross that “there was more going on in Native American literature in 1991 than there is now.” More highlights from the interview: On the book’s title, taken from the Dusty […]

Alexie’s ‘Tricky Art of Memoir’ at NYT

Although Sherman Alexie’s no stranger to discerning readers of contemporary lit, even the most seasoned, well-educated fans will find new reasons to celebrate the activist artist’s rise to stardom in James Yeh’s latest NYT article. For example, did you know that a 1992 NEA grant enabled Alexie to quit his secretarial work, in order to […]

Books of The Times: Sherman Alexie’s Complicated Grief for His Mother

In his memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” Alexie explores grief, poverty and his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Excerpt: Sherman Alexie's "You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me"

"I whispered, 'I love you,' and walked, grief-drunk and afraid, into the rest of my life."

Shorties (Sherman Alexie on His New Memoir, Stream Perfume Genius's Tiny Desk Concert, and more)

VICE shared an excerpt from Sherman Alexie's memoir You Don't Have to Say You Love Me. Alexie talked to the New York Times about the book. Perfume Genius played a Tiny Desk Concert. The Rumpus interviewed author Gary Lutz. Stream...

Sherman Alexie and the Tricky Art of Memoir

In a new book inspired by his mother’s death, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” Mr. Alexie plays with the complexities of autobiography.

This Reading from Sherman Alexie's New Memoir Is Only 55 Seconds Long

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle LEE TOWNDROW You know how most live readings are kind of hard to follow because if your mind wanders even for a second, it's difficult to find your way back? And you don't have the text in front of you? And if...Show More Summary

Sherman Alexie's Heartrending Tale Of His Mother

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Alexie: "What I’m realizing now... is that the writing of the book was just the first half of the ceremony. Now I’m entering into the second half of the ceremony, bringing it to the public, starting to talk about my mother."

This Week in Fiction: Sherman Alexie on the Strength of the Blue-Collar Worker

Your story in the Fiction Issue, “Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest,” is about a motel maid called Marie. When did you first think of her as the subject for a story?

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