Since Goucher's limited-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction began in 1997, its students and alumnae/i have published more than 90 books. Their articles and essays have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Village Voice, Esquire, GQ, Salon, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Clackamas, Creative Nonfiction, Antioch Review, and Best American Science and Nature Writing.
Their awards include being a finalist for a 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Atlantic Media's 2013 Michael Kelly Award, the Sidney Award for one of the best magazine essays of 2012, the 2008 New York Book Festival Award for best historical memoir, USA News Best Book of 2007 in World History, the 2003 Southern Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction, a 2009 Alicia Patterson Fellowship, and two Associated Writing Program Intro Awards in creative nonfiction (1998 and 2003).
Sheri Booker (2007): Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home, Gotham Penguin, 2013.
Janice Gary (2004): Short Leash: A Memoir of Dogwalking and Deliverance, Michigan State University Press, 2013.
Richard Gilbert (2007): Shepherd: A Memoir, Michigan State University Press, 2014.
David Isby (2011): The Decisive Duel: Spitfire vs. 109, Little-Brown UK, 2012.
Jeff Kunerth (2009): Trout: A True Story of Teens, Murder, and Death Row, University of Florida Press, 2012.
Rebecca Lerner (2012): Dandelion Hunter: Foraging for Adventure in the Wilderness Downtown, Globe Pequot, 2013.
Kathe Lison (2006): The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese, Crown/Broadway, 2013.
Peter Joffre Nye (2011): The Fast Times of Albert Champion, Prometheus, 2014.
Jill Sisson Quinn (2008): Deranged: Finding a Sense of Place in the Landscape and in the Lifespan, Apprentice House, 2010.
Kate Saller (2003): The Moon in Your Sky: An Immigrant's Journey Home, University of Missouri Press, 2014.
Molly Walling (2007): Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret, University of Mississippi Press, 2012.