Student & Alumni Work

Since Goucher's low-residency M.F.A. 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.


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

How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia Excerpt
Kelsey Osgood (2010) / Overlook, November 2013.

Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living Excerpt
Nancy Sharp (2012) / Books & Books Press, February 2014.

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

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.

Between Light and Shadow Excerpt 
Jacob Wheeler (2006) / University of Nebraska Press, April 2011