Friday, April 25, 2014
Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Stanford University
“One of the major lyric voices of our time”—The New York Times
Winner of the National Book Award, Sherman Alexie has been by described by The New York Times as “one of the major lyric voices of our time.” Starting with his acclaimed debut novel, Reservation Blues, nearly twenty years ago, Alexie has created a small personal canon of irreverent, unblinking, and deeply humane stories, poems, and films about the “in-between” experience of Native Americans today.
Alexie’s novels, poetry, and story collections, including The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian, Flight, War Dances, Face, Ten Little Indians, and Dangerous Astronomy, have won many awards, including Publisher’s Weekly Book of the Year Award, Booklist’s Editor’s Choice Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. His most recent collection of stories, Blasphemy, was named one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews, The New York Times, and NPR. Alexie has also written and produced films, including Smoke Signals, based on his book, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film festival.
On this occasion, Alexie will discuss his faith in stories and the power they bring into our lives. Join us for special evening with one of America’s most gifted storytellers.
This program is co-sponsored by The Stanford Storytelling Project and Stanford Continuing Studies.