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The Godfather Speaks

A scathing article in Vanity Fair accused creative nonfiction writers, of memoir in particular, of “navel gazing.” Cultural critic James Wolcott reserved his sharpest words for an unsuspecting Lee Gutkind. He labeled Lee, with a healthy dose of sarcasm, “The Godfather behind creative nonfiction.”

What I Didn't Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher

New Books Network

Lee discusses how personal narratives can contribute to our understanding a profession, the writing process, and how the stories in What I Didn’t Know compare to those featured in his other works.

Story Behind the Design

Industrial Designers Society of America

Lee was guest co-editor, “The Story Behind the Design,” focusing on design and story for Innovation, the official publication of the Industrial Designers Society of America.

The How The Why: 171 – Lee Gutkind

Lee joins the podcast that documents the creative process and the creative purpose.

August 8, 2017

Episode 60: The Godfather of Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction Podcast

Brendan O’Meara interviews the world’s best artists about creating works of nonfiction.

July 22, 2017

Pittsburgh gets a Tech Makeover

New York Times

A mention of Lee’s book “Almost Human.”

July 22, 2017

Lee Gutkind on The Daily Show

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

December 18, 2014

Lee Gutkind: Unrest

Unboxed Presented by Leadership Pittsburgh

November 9, 2013

After Mental Illness, an Up and Down Life

The New York Times

July 1, 2013

How to Listen

The New York Times

February 6, 2013

Susan Orlean & Lee Gutkind in Conversation on Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

Simon & Schuster Books

A conversation on writing, reporting, and turning an idea into bestselling book.

August 27, 2012

The Yellow Test

The New York Times

December 17, 2012

The Three R's of Narrative Nonfiction

The New York Times

June 21, 2011

Lee Gutkind Speaks About Creative Nonfiction

AT&T Tech Channel: Science & Technology Author Series

June 2, 2011

Almost Human: Making Robots Think

AT&T Tech Channel: Science & Technology Author Series

September 13, 1998

Lee Gutkind on Creative Nonfiction

C-SPAN Book tv