David Guterson

Guterson’s newest book Descent: A Memoir of Madness is a starkly revealing memoir of his fall into depression in the wake of a national tragedy, and his courageous journey to recovery

  • PEN/Faulkner Award-winner for Snow Falling on Cedars, novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer.
  • ED KING – is a story of a brief affair which sets in motion a tragedy of epic proportions, upending Sophocles’ immortal tale of fate, free will, and forbidden desire


David Guterson Descent       Guterson, Ed King

Finely wrought, flawlessly written.

- The New York Times Book Review (on Snow Falling on Cedars)

Profound and ambitious. . . . Guterson depicts . . . moral and spiritual struggle with a clear-eyed intensity and intelligence that gives East of the Mountains its essential authority.

- Chicago Tribune

Our Lady of the Forest shows Guterson to be a serious and searching craftsman, very much in the American grain.

- Pico Iyer, Time

With The Other, Guterson has made a highly significant contribution to American literature, touching on a number of persistent themes, including Puritan beginnings, westward expansion and journeys of exploration, ecological collapse, transcendentalism, apocalypticism, social decline, mass-media vacuity and the interplay of wealth with bohemia.

- The Guardian, London