Earl Swift (2011)

MFA Creative Nonfiction

"I found the teachers I sought at Goucher - a faculty at once generous, demanding, honest and disciplined, all of them great writers themselves and devoted to sharing what they'd learned about the craft. What I didn't expect was the way that faculty, combined with a few dozen hungry, talented students, forms an amazing community"

Earl Swift wrote for newspapers in Saint Louis, Anchorage, and Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of five books of narrative nonfiction, including Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream (itBooks 2014), an outgrowth of his Goucher thesis. He has been a Fulbright fellow to New Zealand, and is now a residential fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia.

The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways excerpt

Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream excerpt