Beset By Sexual Harassment Claims, Sherman Alexie Declines Literary Prize

In the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations against him, writer Sherman Alexie has declined the 2018 Carnegie Medal.

Writer Sherman Alexie has decided not to accept a prestigious literary prize he was awarded in February, as he faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

Alexie, one of the country’s best known Native American writers, was chosen for the Carnegie Medal and a $5,000 prize by the American Library Association for his nonfiction book about his mother, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. The association plans to hand out a slate of awards at its annual conference in June.

In a statement issued Friday the association…

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