Monday, June 01, 2009

Sherman Alexie, No Friend of e-Readers

At a panel of authors speaking mainly to independent booksellers, Sherman Alexie, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” said he refused to allow his novels to be made available in digital form. He called the expensive reading devices “elitist” and declared that when he saw a woman sitting on the plane with a Kindle on his flight to New York, “I wanted to hit her.”
I've never been punched in the face by a famous author, but I can think of better reasons why I might.


Brian Hurley said...

Like holding a lit match to Toni Morrison's dredlocks, for example.

Joeventures said...

I wonder if Alexie hangs out with the head of Atlanta's police union at all.