Advisory Editor and award winning author Sherman Alexie appeared on the Colbert Report last night. Watch the full episode here:
Alexie was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists and won the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize for his first novel, Reservation Blues, published in 1995 by Atlantic Monthly Press. His second novel, Indian Killer, published in 1996, also by Atlantic Monthly Press, was named a New York Times Notable Book. In January 1998, the film Smoke Signals, a collaboration between Alexie and Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne/Arapaho Indian, was released at the Sundance Film Festival. More recently, Alexie has published the young adult novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) as well as War Dances (2009), a book of short stories.
Sherman Alexie guest edited the Winter 2000/2001 issue of Ploughshares. Of the issue, he says, “I want to be a writer, like all the wonderfully talented women and men in this issue of Ploughshares, all of us doing our best, all of us crazy and courageous enough to think that poems and stories matter more than just about everything else.” The issue is available to order here: