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Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie is a preeminent creative nonfiction writer with award-winning novels, short stories, poems, and film writing experience. Alexie draws upon his experiences growing up as an indigenous Native Indian in the Spokane Reservation in most of his published works, and attempts to bring readers’ attention to the repressions of his tribe and the suffering and problems of Native Indians with engaging emotivesherman-alexie_thumb writing and wit. Along with his semi-autobiographical novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, some of Alexie’s other most notable works include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Reservation Blues, The Toughest Indian, and War Dances.