Sherman Alexie

Author Sherman Alexie finishes state tour at Baltimore Book Festival

Author Sherman Alexie finishes state tour at Baltimore Book Festival

The sound of hundreds of people laughing uproariously at the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday afternoon was elicited not by a stand-up comic but by an author whose most popular work has been frequently challenged and banned in recent years.

Sherman Alexie discussed that book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," with a standing-room-only audience during the weekend-long literary celebration. The music- and food-infused event, in its 16th year, featured dozens of tents of authors and book sellers. Other popular authors, including Terry McMillan, Laura Lippman and Roland S. Martin, were also present for this year's festivities, which will conclude...

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