Sherman Alexie is the author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, The Toughest Indian in the World, Ten Little Indians, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian – which won the National Book Award – and Flight. He wrote and directed The Business of Fancydancing and also wrote the award-winning screenplay for Smoke Signals. He presented Wardances, a heartbreaking and hilarious collection of stories that explore the precarious balance between self-preservation and external responsibility in art, family, and the world at large.