René Nekuda (b. 1986) is an editor, journalist and teacher of creative writing. A graduate of the Literary Academy in Prague, he spent a study stay at Chapman University in Los Angeles. He gives presentations about his travels, writes short stories and stage plays and is active in voluntary work. He is author of the bestseller Kreativní zápisník [A Creative Notebook] (2017) and is behind the Hakuna Matata project.