Student & Alumni Work
Since Goucher's limited-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction began in 1997, its students
and graduates have published more than 90 books. Their articles and essays have appeared
in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper's, The Village Voice, Esquire,
GQ, Salon, The Huffington Post, Clackamas, Creative Nonfiction, Antioch Review, and The Daily Beast.
Their awards include two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, two Alicia Patterson fellowships, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, Atlantic Media's Michael Kelly Award, the Sidney Award for best magazine essay, 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, and two Associated Writing Program Intro Awards in creative nonfiction.
The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries and Trailblazers Who
Created the American Superhighways Excerpt
Earl Swift (2011) / Mariner Books, 2011.
we is got him: The Kidnapping That Changed America Excerpt
Carrie Hagen (2009) / Overlook Press, 2011.
Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington,
Jesse Holland (2012) / Globe Pequot, September 2007.
Three Days in Gettysburg: An Intimate Tale of Lost Love and Divided Hearts at the
Battle that Defined America Excerpt
Brian Mockenhaupt (2011) / Byliner Inc, June 2013.
How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia Excerpt
Kelsey Osgood (2010) / Overlook, November 2013.
You Saved Me, Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me about Living, Dying, Loving,
Fighting, and Swearing in Yiddish Excerpt
Susan Kushner Resnick (2000) / Globe Pequot, 2012.
Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living Excerpt
Nancy Sharp (2012) / Books & Books Press, February 2014.
Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed
Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules Excerpt
Pamela Haag (2008) / HarperCOllins, 2011.
The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing
Cold Cases Excerpt
Mike Capuzzo (2011) / Gotham Books, 2010.
Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone Excerpt
Terry Greene Sterling (2004) / Globe Pequot Press, 2010.
Six Weeks in Saratoga: How a Three-Year-Old Filly Won the Woodward Stakes and Became
Horse of the Year Excerpt
Brendan O'Meara (2008) / State Universisty of New York Press, 2011.
The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide Excerpt
Margaret Ahnert (1999) / Beaufort Books, 2007.
The Living and the Dead: War, Friendship, and the Battles that Never End Excerpt
Brian Mockenhaupt (2011) / Byliner Inc, October 2012.
Goodbye Wifes and Daughters Excerpt
Susan Kushner Resnick (2000) / University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
The Sins of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and the Mormon Church Excerpt
Lisa Davis (2007) / Scribner, 2011.
Between Light and Shadow Excerpt
Jacob Wheeler (2006) / University of Nebraska Press, April 2011
Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Soda,
and a Pinch of Salt Excerpt
Leslie Miller (2007) / Simon & Schuster, 2009.