- Best known for the best-selling Snow Falling on Cedars, Guterson’s fiction draws on the rich local culture of the Pacific Northwest to create unforgettable characters and settings.
- 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.
Finely wrought, flawlessly written.
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.
Our Lady of the Forest shows Guterson to be a serious and searching craftsman, very much in the American grain.
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.