Author Profile

Ramona Emerson

Ramona Emerson A  Diné (Navajo) writer and filmmaker, Ramona Emerson's debut novel, Shutter, is “way more than a thriller, more than a ghost story. It's one of family and history, of culture and nature, of past and present, and of discovering oneself.”  (USA Today).  The first installment in a trilogy, Shutter was long-listed for a National Book Award. It was a book of the year with NPR, the Boston Globe, the NY Library, OUTSIDE magazine, and many more.  Emerson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She's an Emmy nominee, a Sundance film Fellow, and a Time-Warner Storyteller Fellow. In 2020, Emerson was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Film and Media for the State of New Mexico.

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