Ron Querry

Ron Querry (1943- ) is an internationally-acclaimed, American author and member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Querry served in the Marine Corps during the 1960s and, after his term of service, studied English at the University of Oklahoma. Querry earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico in 1975. Querry has taught and lectured at colleges and universities across the United States and served as writer-in-residence at the University of Oklahoma and the Amerind Foundation in Arizona. In addition, he has taught and lectured at the Seminar in Native American Studies at Comune di Spello, Provincia di Prugia, Italy; Étonnants Voyageurs, Festival International du Livre, Saint-Malo, France; and at a chapter of PEN International in Mexico. In addition to being an accomplished author and scholar, Querry has also served as the Associate Dean of Education at the Penitentiary of New Mexico, as a rancher, horseshoer, and a racing official for the American Quarter Horse Association. He is the author of two novels, The Death of Bernadette Lefthand, winner of the 1993 Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award and the 1994 Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Regional Book Award, and Bad Medicine, both of which have been translated and published in French and German. Querry is also the author of the juvenile non-fiction work Discrimination: Native Americans Struggle for Equality, a memoir titled I See by My Get-Up, and a collection of works titled Growing Old at Willie Nelson’s Picnic and Other Sketches of Life in the Southwest. He has contributed numerous articles to newspapers and magazines. Querry lives in northern New Mexico, in a century-old Queen Anne/Victorian house with his wife–fine art photographer Elaine Querry–and their cow dog Shorty.

Books by Ron Querry
The Death of Bernadette Lefthand