Jory Sherman (Cort Martin) began his literary career as a poet in San Francisco’s famed North Beach in the late 1950s, during the heyday of the Beat Generation. His poetry and short stories were widely published in literary journals when he began writing commercial fiction. He has won numerous awards for his poetry and prose and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Letters for his novel, Grass Kingdom. He won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for The Medicine Horn. He has also won a number of awards from the Missouri Writers Guild, and other organizations.
Jory is a life member of Missouri Writers Guild and Ozarks Writers League. He is the current recipient of the highest award presented by Western Writers of America, the Owen Wister Award, granted for lifetime achievement.
Jory T. Sherman is the 2013 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature. The award is given by Western Writers of America (WWA) as its highest honor. +Read more
Praise for Jory Sherman
Trapper’s Moon takes us on a rough but exhilarating journey of discovery with a colorful group of trappers and Indians, bound for the Shining Mountains. It is quite a ride.
Elmer Kelton, author of The Good Old Boys (Trapper’s Moon)
A vigorous look at the world of the mountain men of the old West.
Publishers Weekly (Trapper’s Moon)
Jory Sherman is nothing less than a master storyteller of that time men flung themselves against the unknown, alone. Few can tell this tale… with as much authority—none with as much heart.
Terry C. Johnston, author of Long Winter Gone (The Medicine Horn)
Among today’s novelists of the Old American West, Jory Sherman has no peer for powerful, poetic storytelling. Read THE MEDICINE HORN and see a gifted writer at the top of his craft.
Dale L. Walker, Rocky Mountain News (The Medicine Horn)
THE MEDICINE HORN provides the perfect canvas for the broad, bold strokes of Jory Sherman’s brush. To read the poetry of his prose is to be transported bodily to the wind-lashed plains and blue-iced peaks of Sherman country. He is a national treasurer.
Loren D. Estleman, author of WHISKEY RIVER (The Medicine Horn)
Jory paints word pictures with remarkable skill. His characters come to life against a rich historical background.
Janet Dailey, author of Aspen Gold (Trapper’s Moon)
- Apache Arrows
- Blood Justice
- First Blood
- Mexican Showdown
- The Medicine Horn
Spur Award-Winning Author
Owen Wister Award-Winning Author
Cort Martin is the Pen name for author Jory Sherman