Former Fourteen Hills contributor, and National Book Award winner, Sherman Alexie will be reading from War Dances at two local venues this week. We’re big fans of Alexie, and published four of his poems in Vol. 3.2, Spring 1998. Remember, back issues of our literary magazine are always available for purchase for only $5.00.
Alexie’s pseudo-memoir about growing up poor on an Indian reservation in Washington, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, won the National Book Award for young adult fiction in 2007. It’s a great read, whether you’re a young adult or not. It’s about trying to break free from your family and forging a new path in life. Heartbreaking, inspirational, and highly recommended.
Now Alexie is touring to promote a collection of short stories called War Dances. There’s lots of great information on his website, but if you really want to find out more, go see him in person tonight or tomorrow. Here’s the info:
Thursday, October 8, 7:30pm
See ya there!
-Leanne, Fourteen Hills staff