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'Weekday' Live: Sherman Alexie Has Opinions, And Rachel Flotard Of Visqueen

Steve Scher
07/01/2011 at 9:00 a.m.

Today "Weekday" broadcasts live from Seattle's Town Hall. Award–winning author Sherman Alexie joins us for a round of "Sherman has Opinions" where he expounds on anything the audience asks him, from young adult literature and politics to basketball and sandwiches. All topics are on the table. Rachel Flotard of Visqueen is our musical guest, along with Cristina Bautista on bass and Barb Hunter on cello.


Sherman Alexie is the author of 22 books, including "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part–Time Indian," which won 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 most recent books are "Face," poetry from Hanging Loose Press, and "War Dances," poems and stories from Grove Press. He lives with his family in Seattle.

Rachel Flotard, accompanied by Barb Hunter and Cristina Bautista from Visqueen.

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