Lee Gutkind has been exploring the world of medicine, technology and science through writing for more than 25 years and is the author of more than 20 books. Gutkind is founder and editor of the popular journal Creative Nonfiction the first and largest literary journal to publish nonfiction exclusively. Vanity Fair proclaimed Gutkind “the Godfather” behind the creative nonfiction movement, and Harper’s noted that he is “the leading figure behind the creative nonfiction movement.” Gutkind is Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.
Pagan Kennedy is the author of 10 novels and nonfiction books, including The First Man-Made Man, which earned a Booklist starred review, and The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and other True Stories. Her biography Black Livingston was a New York Times Notable Book in 2002. She is a Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT and was named the 2010/2011 Creative Nonfiction grant winner by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has taught fiction and nonfiction writing at Dartmouth College, the Warren Wilson MFA program, Boston College and Johns Hopkins.