B. Guthrie, Jr. (1901 - 1991) was an American novelist, historian, and literary historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1950 for his The Way West. The author's full name was Arthur Bertram Guthrie, Jr., though he was called "Bud" by his intimates.
Guthrie was born in Indiana but moved to Montana as an infant. He attended school in Montana and worked in his father's newspaper. While in college, at the University of Montana School of Journalism, he worked in the United States Forest Service in the summers. He moved to Kentucky and married Harriet Helen Larson in 1931.
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