David Guterson

in Seattle, Washington, The United States
May 14, 1956



David Guterson is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and essayist.

He is best known as the author of the novel Snow Falling on Cedars (1994), which won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award. To date it has sold nearly four million copies. It was adapted for a 1999 film of the same title, directed by Scott Hicks and starring Ethan Hawke. The film received an Academy Award nomination for cinematography. Guterson's subsequent novels are East of the Mountains (1999), Our Lady of the Forest (2003), and The Other (2008). He is also the author of a short story collection, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind (1989) and of a book of essays on education called Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense (1992).

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Snow Falling on Cedars

3.84 avg rating — 163,977 ratings — published 1994 — 114 editions
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East of the Mountains

3.60 avg rating — 5,958 ratings — published 1999 — 42 editions
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The Other

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Our Lady Of The Forest

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Snow Falling on Cedars / Ea...

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Ed King

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The Country Ahead of Us, th...

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Problems with People

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Family Matters: Why Homesch...

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Turn Around Time: A Walking...

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“Accident ruled every corner of the universe except the chambers of the human heart.”
David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

“None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we're safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.”
David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars

“I know you'll think this is crazy, but all I want to do is hold you, and I think that if you'll let me do that just for a few seconds, I can walk away, and never speak to you again.”
David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars


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