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March 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Smith Auditorium | Willamette University
Described by The New York Times Book Review as “one of the major lyric voices of our time,” best-selling author and poet Sherman Alexie is coming to Willamette University March 11. His talk, "Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic and Highly Irreverent Look at the World," begins at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium.
Alexie’s first novel, “Reservation Blues,” won a Booklist’s Editors Choice Award for Fiction. His second, “Indian Killer,” was a New York Times Notable Book, and one of his more recent publications, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” won the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature in 2007.
Alexie wrote and produced the film, “Smoke Signals,” based on his book, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” The film won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film festival. In 2002, Alexie made his directorial debut with “The Business of Fancydancing.”
Raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Wash., Alexie is known for his exceptional humor and performance ability. He’s been featured on “Politically Incorrect,” “60 Minutes II” and “NOW with Bill Moyers.”
Last fall, Alexie released “Blasphemy,” an anthology of new stories and beloved classics. Kirkus Review named it as one of the Top 25 Best Fiction Books of 2012.