Poetry. Fiction. Native American Studies. Published in 1992, well before Sherman Alexie became well-known as the screenwriter for the film Smoke Signals, THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING has now been turned into a film with none other than Alexie himself in his directorial debut. The screenplay for the movie, which recently won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, is loosly adapted from this book. Many film-goers will want to visit or revisit the elegaic poems and stories that set the tone for the film itself.
"In an age when many 'Native American' writers publish books that prove their ignorance of the real Indian world, Sherman Alexie paints painfully honest visions of our beautiful and brutal lives."—Adrian C. Louis
WHAT I'VE STOLEN, WHAT I'VE EARNED (Hanging Loose Press, 2013) is Sherman Alexie's 24th book. His first, THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING, was published in 1992. He has won the National Book Award, an NEA Writing Fellowship, the PEN/Hemingway Award and many other honors and has been praised widely for his poetry, fiction, screenplays and inimitable personal appearances. An enrolled Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, he lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons.
Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA