by Jayme Blaschke
Award-winning author and poet Sherman Alexie will visit Texas State University for a book reading, question and answer session and signing at the Wittliff Collections (7th floor Alkek) April 4 at 2 p.m. and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle at 7:30 p.m.
The events are free and open to the public.
Alexie is the winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and a Special Citation for the 1994 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. His works include the short story and poem collection, War Dances, from Grove Press, and the poetry collection, Face, from Hanging Loose Press. Smoke Signals, a film he wrote and co-produced, won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He lives with his family in Seattle.