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).


Margaret Ahnert (1999): The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide, 2007, Beaufort Books.

Sheri Booker (2007): Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home, Gotham Penguin, 2013. 

Michael Capuzzo (2011): The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases, Gotham, 2010. (a New York Times bestseller)

Lisa Davis (2007): The Redemption of Brother Curtis, Scribner, 2011.

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. 

Pamela Haag (2008): Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules, HarperCollins, 2011.

Carrie Hagen (2009): we is got him: The Kidnapping That Changed America, Overlook Press, 2011.

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.

Leslie Miller (2007): Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Soda, and a Pinch of Salt, Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Peter Joffre Nye (2011): The Fast Times of Albert Champion, Prometheus, 2014.

Brendan O'Meara (2008): Six Weeks in Saratoga: How a Three-Year-Old Filly Won the Woodward Stakes and Became Horse of the Year, State University of New York Press (SUNY), 2011.

Kelsey Osgood (2010): How to Disappear Completely, Overlook, 2013.

Jill Sisson Quinn (2008): Deranged: Finding a Sense of Place in the Landscape and in the Lifespan, Apprentice House, 2010.

Susan Kushner Resnick (2000): You Saved Me, Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me About Living, Dying, Loving, Fighting, and Swearing in Yiddish, Globe Pequot Press, 2012.

Kate Saller (2003): The Moon in Your Sky: An Immigrant's Journey Home, University of Missouri Press, 2014.

Terry Greene Sterling (2004): Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone,Globe Pequot Press, 2010.

Earl Swift (2011): The Big Roads: The Untold Story of Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June 2011.

Molly Walling (2007): Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret, University of Mississippi Press, 2012. 

Jacob Wheeler (2006): Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girl's Journey Through Adoption, University of Nebraska Press, 2011.