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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.Gutkind has lectured to... show more



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.Gutkind has lectured to audiences around the world, and has appeared on many national radio and televisions shows, including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Good Morning America, National Public Radio and BBC World. He is the recipient of various grants and awards, from the National Endowment for the Arts to the National Science Foundation.His book, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up,” is described by Susan Orlean, author of “The Orchid Thief,” as the “essential and definitive guide to creative nonfiction . . . engaging, useful, indispensable and inspiring.” Visit his website at www.LeeGutkind.com.

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katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it 8 years ago
True Crime is a collection of true short stories, almost all of which are about a particular crime with one or two that are more philosophical thoughts on crime. Many of these stories are written by the people who lived them, although a few are instead written by journalists. As the slightly over-dr...
thomcat
thomcat rated it 8 years ago
I choose to review this as journalism, although the author is famous for Creative Nonfiction.This book was written at a time (1974) of historical changes in baseball, among both players and umpires. Only a few years earlier, Umpires had to strike to achieve benefits and fair wages. A decision from t...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 9 years ago
This is a textbook on writing non-fiction, and as such it shouldn’t be able to compete with fiction. But for me, it did. Not only it competed but it also won the competition. Go figure!I borrowed three books from the library at the same time: a selection of literary short stories, a fantasy novel by...
debnance
debnance rated it 11 years ago
Not quite as good as last summer’s Norton Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction, but In Fact was nevertheless a good read. In fact, In Fact has proven to be one of my favorite reads of the summer. How can you not like well-written essays about the true world? Written creatively, of course.
debnance
debnance rated it 12 years ago
The key word is “creative” here. I’d love to pass on a few of these pieces to those who find nonfiction to be boring. No boring here. The styles are all over the place, from authors who appear to sit down quietly at their desks to those authors who seem to be scribbling on bathroom walls.
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