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Lee Gutkind, founder of Creative Nonfiction offers storytelling advice to scientists, engineers and technical writers who want their work to be remembered.

Author Summary

Lee Gutkind, dubbed by Vanity Fair as "the Godfather behind creative nonfiction," is the author and editor of more than 20 books, including the award-winning Many Sleepless Nights, a chronicle of the breakthroughs in the organ transplant world. He is founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction and Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.

Gutkind has lectured to audiences around the world—from China to the Czech Republic, from Australia to Africa and most recently, Egypt, where his lectures and workshops concerned, "Writing the Revolution." His other topics include robots, healthcare and the worldwide storytelling explosion. The need for a personal and public narrative--begins in literature, but extends to advertising, business, politics, law and science, says Gutkind.

Most recently, Gutkind’s anthologies, Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences was published by W.W. Norton and Twelve Breaths a Minute: End of Life Stories, a topic about which he speaks with passion and authority, was published by Southern Methodist University Press.

Publication Summary

Creative Nonfiction was the first and is still the largest literary magazine to publish, exclusively and on a regular basis, high-quality, nonfiction prose. The journal has consistently featured prominent authors from the United States and around the world and has helped launch the careers of some of the genre's most exciting emerging writers, as well as helping establish the creative nonfiction genre as a worthy academic pursuit.

Printed in Pittsburgh, PA, by Mathews Color Corporation, Creative Nonfiction has a circulation of 7,000 and is distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Periodicals Inc., Media Solutions, and Source Interlink Distribution.

Release date: 06/21/2011