A.B. Guthrie Jr.
BiographyBedford, Indiana, USA
American story writer and author of novels which chronicle the settling of the American West from 1830. With the exception of These Thousand Hills (1959), Guthrie depicted a rugged, generally unromanticised West, his works often filled with accurate historical detail. He attended the University of Washington (1919-20) and graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana in 1923. A former journalist and executive editor of the Lexington Reader (1926-47), he won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1950 novel 'The Way West'. Read more... his Oscar-nominated screenplay for Shane (1953). Guthrie later became a staunch environmentalist, donating 80 acres to the Nature Conservancy's Pine Butte Swamp Preserve a year prior to his death.