Sherman Alexie is a poet, novelist and screen writer. He's the author of more than a dozen books, include Ten Little Indians and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven --- which he adapted into the movie Smoke Signals, a classic of Native film. In 1999, the New Yorker named him one of "20 writers for the 21st century." He made his debut as a director with the movie, The Business of Fancydancing.
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