Selected Shorts: Sherman Alexie

This week’s episode of Selected Shorts features one of my favorite short story writers: Sherman Alexie. Sherman Alexie is the author of twenty-two books, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, winner of the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, War Dances, winner of the 2010 PEN Faulkner Award, and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, a PEN Hemingway Special Citation winner. He is also the winner of the 2001 PEN Malamud Award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story. Smoke Signals, the film he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers’ Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. His story, “Breaking and Entering,” which appears in War Dances, will be performed on Selected Shorts this week by the Tony award-winning actor, B.D. Wong. To find your time/station go here, or check out the podcast when it goes up later this week.