The Winter 2000 issue of Ploughshares, guest-edited by Sherman Alexie. Ploughshares, a journal of new writing, is guest-edited serially by prominent writers who explore different personal visions, aesthetics, and literary circles.
Full Table of Contents
Sherman Alexie, "Death in Hollywood."
"Something Even You Can Understand," by Kathleen Alcalá
"Love Him, Petaluma," by Rebecca Barry
"The Pillows," by Dagoberto Gilb
"Lipstick," by Alex Kuo
"Fire and Rain," by Chip Livingston
"The Spot," by Chris Offutt
"The Miracle of Rosa," by Heidi Pitlor
"Northmanship," by Alex Smith
Sophie Cabot Black
Juan Carlos Galeano
Larry Wayne Johns
Adrian C. Louis
J. W. Marshall
Evan Smith Rakoff
Julie Sheehan Maurya Simon
Ryan G. Van Cleave
Sherman J. Alexie, Jr., a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He has published 16 books to date, including his most recent collection of short stories, Ten Little Indians.
Shortly after graduating in American Studies from WSU, two of his poetry collections - The Business of Fancydancing and I Would Steal Horses - were published. Alexie's first collection of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, was published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1993 and received a PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award.
Alexie was named one of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists and won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize for his first novel, Reservation Blues, published in 1995 by Atlantic Monthly Press. His second novel, Indian Killer, published in 1996, also by Atlantic Monthly Press, was named a New York Times Notable Book. In January 1998, the film Smoke Signals, a collaboration between Alexie and Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne/Arapaho Indian, was released at the Sundance Film Festival.
Alexie resides with his wife and son in Seattle, WA.