This Week on Well Read TV: Sherman Alexie Talks about YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

This week on Well Read, award-winning prose writer, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love MeThe book traces his life story from birth, through his escape from the reservation and its traumatic legacies, to his groundbreaking writing achievements. Alexie also details his troubled relationship with his one-of-a-kind mother, Lillian.

“Courageous, anguished, grateful, and hilarious, this is an enlightening and resounding eulogy and self-portrait,” Booklist Editor Donna Seaman said in her starred review. In this episode—his first live interview about the book—Alexie discusses his feelings about writing his first entirely autobiographical, nonfiction work.

To watch his full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, June 30.

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