Sherman ALexie

WSU alumnus wins prestigious award

WSU alumnus Sherman Alexie won the National Book Award for his autobiographical novel for young people, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Alexie received the award for best book in the young people’s literature category on Wednesday night at the awards ceremony in New York. In his acceptance speech, Alexie said, “Wow … […]

Alumnus Sherman Alexie’s book earns critical acclaim

“Flight,” the third novel by WSU distinguished alumnus Sherman Alexie, is earning critical praise around the country. According to the May 27th review in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, “It is raw and vital, often raucously funny, and there isn’t a false word in it.” Published this spring by Grove Press Black Cat, […]

Poet, author, film director honored

Award winning poet, author, screenwriter and film director Sherman Alexie will receive Washington State University’s highest honor for alumni during activities on Friday, Oct. 10. The Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award presentation will be held at 12:10 p.m. in Bryan Hall Auditorium on the Pullman campus. Afterward, Alexie will read from his latest book, “Ten Little […]