I chose Sherman Alexie for this month’s spotlight because 1.) he’s one of my favorite writers, and 2.) he embodies everything about the independent spirit! His earliest poetry was printed via a copier, and bound with staples. Publishing doesn’t get more independent than that. He works closely with the small presses that print his books and independent booksellers that sell them. He does extensive self-promotion, and the movies that were adapted from his writing were not produced by the traditional Hollywood path. There’s an irreverence to how he views the world around him, as you can sense from the video below.
For more, visit his official website fallsapart.com.