Spokane writer wins major literary award

Spokane writer wins major literary award
Credit: ASU Department of English
Credit: ASU Department of English

Local writer Sherman Alexie is one of two winners of the 2018 winners of the Carnegie Medal for literary excellence.

Alexie won for his nonfiction book “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir.” For fiction, Jennifer Egan won the prize for “Manhattan Beach,” her novel set in New York City in the 1950s.

The American Library Association announced the winners last night.

Alexie is a Spokane-Coeur d’Alene novelist, short story writer and poet who now lives in Seattle with his wife and children. He recently won a 2018 Pacific Northwest Book Award for the same book.