Virtual Book Club
AUTHOR RAMONA EMERSON & AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
PRESIDENT CHERYL CRAZY BULL
November 15th, 2023
College Fund President, Cheryl Crazy Bull, joins Ramona Emerson to discuss Ramona’s book Shutter.
Ramona Emerson is a Diné writer and filmmaker originally from Tohatchi, New Mexico. Her debut novel, Shutter, was longlisted for the National Book Award and the Bram Stoker Award, nominated for the Edgar for Best First Novel, a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel, and winner of the Lefty Award for Best First Novel. She has a bachelor’s degree in media arts from the University of New Mexico and a master’s in fine arts in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she and her husband, the producer Kelly Byars, run their production company Reel Indian Pictures.