The Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality

Author(s): Lee Gutkind

On Writing

A blueprint for writing creative nonfiction-and getting it sold Creative nonfiction is writing that seeks to tell true stories in a style as personal, provocative, and dramatic as fiction. Lee Gutkind, a pioneer in writing and teaching creative nonfiction, explores all facets of writing in this increasingly popular genre-which includes essays, criticism, literary journalism, memoir, narrative history, and more. Gutkind discusses everything from finding a saleable subject to creative research to writing techniques. He then turns his attention to getting the work in print, with tips on how to approach book and magazine publishers, work with editors, and find an agent. LEE GUTKIND (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He founded two literary journals-Pennsylvania Review and Creative Nonfiction-and has written 5 previous books, including the award-winning Many Sleepless Nights.

About the author:
LEE GUTKIND is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh, the first school to grant an M.F.A. degree in creative nonfiction. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, among numerous other grants and awards. Mr. Gutkind is the author of five previous books, including Many Sleepless Nights, winner of the American Heart Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scientific Journalism.


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  • : Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
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