Lee Gutkind

Pittsburgh, PA 15232-1811
(412) 688-0304

Author's Bio

Lee Gutkind is an American writer, speaker, and literary innovator, founder of the literary magazine Creative Nonfiction, the first and the largest literary journal to publish narrative/creative nonfiction exclusively. Spotlighted in Vanity Fair Magazine in 1997 as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction” Gutkind has been its most active advocate and practitioner both as editor and writer. Gutkind has written or edited more than 30 books, immersing himself in diverse worlds for months and years and producing dramatic and intimate creative nonfiction portraits about subjects as rich and varied as the motorcycle subculture, child and adolescent mental illness, baseball umpires, veterinary medicine and organ transplantation. Currently, he is Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes and Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.

Publications and Prizes

Almost Human: Making Robots Think
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2007)
, An Unspoken Art : Profiles of Veterinary Life
(Henry Holt, 1997)
, Becoming a Doctor
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2010)
, Creative Nonfiction: How to Live it and Write It
(Chicago Review Press, 1996)
, Forever Fat: Essays by the Godfather
(University of Nebraska Press, 2003)
, God's Helicopter
(Slow Loris Press, 1983)
, Many Sleepless Nights: The World of Organ Transplantation
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1990)
, One Children's Place, Inside a Children's Hospital
(Plume, 1992)
, Stuck In Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness
(Henry Holt, 1994)
, The Art of Creative Nonfiction
(Wiley, 1997)
, The Best Seat in Baseball, But You Have to Stand
(Southern Illinois University Press, 1999)
, The People of Penn's Woods West
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984)
, The Veterinarian's Touch: Profiles of Life Among the Animals
(Owl Books, 1998)
, Truckin' With Sam
(SUNY Press, 2010)
Healing: A Creative Nonfiction Reader
(Tarcher, 2001)
, In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2004)
, Lessons in Persuasion
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000)
, On Nature: Great Writers on the Great Outdoors
(Tarcher, 2002)
, Our Roots Grow Deeper Than We Know
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985)
, Rage & Reconciliation: Inspiring a Health Care Revolution
(Southern Methodist University Press, 2005)
, Surviving Crisis
(Tarcher, 1997)
, The Essayist at Work: Profiles of Creative Nonfiction Writers
(Heinemann Books, 1998)
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Last updated: Oct 27, 2016