So this will be my final Writers On Writing entry. And I'll be winding this blog down for the next few weeks so that I can enjoy what remains of the summer of 2009. I will pick it back up mid-September-ish.
This one is pretty long, but fascinating all the way through. Sherman Alexie on winning the National Book Award, being diagnosed as "brain damaged" as a child, leaving the rez to go to an all-white high school, wanting to be a pediatrician, and being in love with a lesbian. He also talks about being seen by other kids as an apple--red on the outside, white on the inside. Obviously, there are other versions of this analogy: coconuts, bananas, oreos . . .
Enjoy, and have a great summer, everyone!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Writers On Writing: Sherman Alexie
Posted by Neesha Meminger at 9:00 AM
Labels: race, Writers on Writing, YA lit
Great interview. Thanks for sharing this Neesha! Sherman Alexie has an amazing story :)
apple, oreo, banana, coconut. *sigh* color issues in society are so frustrating! arghhhhh
I really enjoyed this. Do you know how you can email him?
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