Issue 01 / 1994


1 / Premiere issue

Where it all began

This—the very first issue of Creative Nonfiction—serves as a keystone to introduce readers to the scope of the publication and the genre.

The issue features CNF editor and founder, Lee Gutkind, defining for the first time the meaning of the “Creative Nonfiction” name. This debut issue includes essays about the violent dramas of the West African roadways, the phenomenon of the meander, life in the tundra, and more, as well as a profile of New Yorker writer John McPhee.

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