David Guterson is an American author and magazine journalist, formerly a high school English teacher.
He is best known as the author of the novel “Snow Falling on Cedars” (1994), which won many awards, including the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award. It was adapted for a 1999 film of the same title, directed by Scott Hicks and starring Ethan Hawke. In 2001, Guterson’s novel was one of the targets of B.R. Myers’s “A Reader’s Manifesto”, an unflattering critique of contemporary literary fiction.
Guterson’s 2003 novel, “Our Lady of the Forest”, is about a fictional Marian apparition witnessed by a teenage girl in Washington.
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