David Guterson – Writing became an obsessive compulsive…

Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought…


“Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.”
-David Guterson

David Guterson – I was totally absorbed in…

I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and…


“I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn’t find my way into the fictional world… When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts.”
-David Guterson