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Lee Gutkind

About Lee Gutkind

Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the author and editor of more than 30 books and founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively.  He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University and a professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. Gutkind has lectured about true storytelling to audiences around the world—from China to the Czech Republic, from Australia to Africa to Egypt.  In the U.S., he has most recently conducted workshops at the National Press Club and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. He and his work have been featured on many national radio and televisions shows, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central), Good Morning America, National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered, as well as BBC World. Gutkind is the recipient of grants and awards from many different organizations, from the National Endowment for the Arts to the National Science Foundation. A prolific author, his recent books include Almost Human: Making Robots Think and an anthology, Same Time Next Week: True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness. His book about true storytelling:  You Can’t Make This Stuff UP, is “Reminiscent of Stephen King’s fiction handbook On Writing,” according to Kirkus Reviews—“An accessible, indispensable nonfiction guidebook from an authority who knows his subject from cover to cover.” Visit Creative Nonfiction for more info.