Lee Gutkind, born 1945, in an American writer, speaker, and literacy innovation. He is the founder of the literacy mag Creative Nonfiction and started the first ever MFA program in creative nonfiction at the University of Pittsburgh.
Likely the biggest name to know in creative non-fiction, Lee Gutkind has written and edited many of the genre's best examples. His essay, "The Creative Non-Fiction Police?" gets to the heart of the differences and challenges inherent in writing creative essays. Here's the link for you to read: