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Sherman Alexie on Tuesday's Access Utah


  Sherman Alexie is a major voice in contemporary American literature. He is the author of twenty books including “Reservation Blues” and “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” The award-winning, and widely banned, young adult novel, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” won him the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

Described by Men’s Journal as “the world’s first fast-talking, wisecracking, mediagenic American-Indian superstar,” Alexie is a gifted orator, telling tales of contemporary American Indian life with razor sharp humor, unsettling candor, and biting wit.

In October 2015 Alexie gave a presentation as a part of the Tanner Talks, a series of cross-disciplinary events presented by the USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. While on the USU campus, Alexie stopped by the UPR studios for an Access Utah conversation with Tom Williams. On Tuesday’s AU we revisit that conversation.