Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Among his numerous works are the memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (Little, Brown, 2017); the poetry collection Face; the story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, winner of a PEN/Hemingway Award; the young adult book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, for which he received the National Book Award; and the picture book Thunder Boy Jr. In 2010 Alexie received the PEN/Faulkner Award for War Dances, a collection of stories, essays, and poems. He is also a recipient of a 2015 Narrative Storyteller Award. Alexie lives with his family in Seattle.
Photograph by Chase Jarvis.