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Lee Gutkind

Godfather of Creative Nonfiction; Expert on Nursing, Healthcare, Science & Technology

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 Lee Gutkind Biography

Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the author and editor of more than 25 books with specialties in healthcare and nursing and science and technology. He is the founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively. Gutkind 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 is a sought-after keynote speaker about creative nonfiction, memoir, healthcare issues – especially nursing – and science and technology. He has lectured to audiences around the world – from China to the Czech Republic, from Australia to Africa to Egypt, and has appeared 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’s latest books are You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction – from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between, 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,” and the anthology I Wasn’t Strong Like This: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse, which the New York Times called “beautifully wrought.” His other books include An Immense New Power to Heal: The Promise of Personalized Medicine, Almost Human: Making Robots Think, Many Sleepless Nights: The World of Organ Transplantation, Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness, and One Children’s Place: Inside a Children’s Hospital. He is also the editor of the anthology At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die.

Gutkind has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including The Steve Allan Individual Award, by United Mental Health, Inc., Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, Meritorious Service Award by American Council on Transplantation, Howard Blakeslee Award by the American Heart Association for “Outstanding Journalism,” and Golden Eagle Award by CINE, for the film, A Place Just Right. He is the recipient of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Gutkind is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, International Men of Achievement, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Who’s Who in American Publishing, and Who’s Who in American Education.

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Speaking Topics
  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Writing Creative Nonfiction – From Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

  • Nurses: Heroes of the Medical Profession

  • Almost Human: Our Future with Robots

  • Writing About the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die

  • Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Health & What We Can Do About It

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Lee Gutkind

Godfather of Creative Nonfiction; Expert on Nursing, Healthcare, Science & Technology

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Lee Gutkind Biography

Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the author and editor of more than 25 books with specialties in healthcare and nursing and science and technology. He is the founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively. Gutkind 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 is a sought-after keynote speaker about creative nonfiction, memoir, healthcare issues – especially nursing – and science and technology. He has lectured to audiences around the world – from China to the Czech Republic, from Australia to Africa to Egypt, and has appeared 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’s latest books are You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction – from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between, 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,” and the anthology I Wasn’t Strong Like This: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse, which the New York Times called “beautifully wrought.” His other books include An Immense New Power to Heal: The Promise of Personalized Medicine, Almost Human: Making Robots Think, Many Sleepless Nights: The World of Organ Transplantation, Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Illness, and One Children’s Place: Inside a Children’s Hospital. He is also the editor of the anthology At the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die.

Gutkind has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including The Steve Allan Individual Award, by United Mental Health, Inc., Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, Meritorious Service Award by American Council on Transplantation, Howard Blakeslee Award by the American Heart Association for “Outstanding Journalism,” and Golden Eagle Award by CINE, for the film, A Place Just Right. He is the recipient of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Gutkind is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the East, International Men of Achievement, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, Who’s Who in American Publishing, and Who’s Who in American Education.

Lee Gutkind Speaking Topics

  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Writing Creative Nonfiction – From Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

  • Nurses: Heroes of the Medical Profession

  • Almost Human: Our Future with Robots

  • Writing About the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die

  • Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Health & What We Can Do About It

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  • How to book Lee Gutkind?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lee Gutkind for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lee Gutkind, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lee Gutkind or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lee Gutkind?

    Booking fees for Lee Gutkind, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lee Gutkind, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lee Gutkind?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lee Gutkind for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lee Gutkind for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lee Gutkind or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lee Gutkind or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Lee Gutkind Speaking Topics

  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Writing Creative Nonfiction – From Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between

  • Nurses: Heroes of the Medical Profession

  • Almost Human: Our Future with Robots

  • Writing About the End of Life: True Stories About How We Die

  • Stuck in Time: The Tragedy of Childhood Mental Health & What We Can Do About It

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