Congratulations to Sherman Alexie on being named a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for his War Dances (Grove Press). You can read Alexie's "Verminators" and "Blood In. Blood Out." in the current issue of The Normal School, available on the magazine rack at your local Barnes & Noble Bookstore where you will be buying War Dances.
The Normal School is proud to say that in its first three issues, it has featured three PEN/Faulkner nominees: Ron Rash, Steve Yarbrough, and, now, Sherman Alexie. We are thankful to have these incredible voices among our list of contributors.