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Sherman Alexie--Biography and Awards


Alexie homepage biography

Current Biography Yearbook 1998. "Sherman Alexie." New York: H. W. Wilson Company. 13-15.

Native Authors homepage biography


1991: Washington State Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship

1992: National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship

    New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year for The Business of Fancydancing

    Slipstream Chapbook Contest Winner for I Would Steal Horses

1993: Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award

    Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award Citation

    PEN/Hemingway Award: Best First Book of Fiction Citation Winner for  The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

    Great Lakes College Association: Best First Book of Fiction Award

1994: Bram Stoker Award Nominee for "Distances"

1996: Before Columbus Foundation: American Book Award

Morgan Murray Prize for Reservation Blues

Granta Magazine: Twenty Best American Novelists Under the Age of 40

1998: Tacoma Public Library Annual Literary Award

New York Times Notable Book for Indian Killer

People Magazine: Best of Pages

Winner, 17th Annual World Championship Poetry Bout

1999: New Yorker: 20 Writers for the 21st Century

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