David Guterson's latest book is The Other. He is also the author of the novels Snow Falling on Cedars, East of the Mountains and Our Lady of the Forest; a collection of short stories, The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind. and of the non-fiction book Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense. Snow Falling on Cedars won the PEN/Faulkner Award. David Guterson lives in Washington State.