Eric Goodman

Eric Goodman
Mentor, Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing


  • MA in English (emphasis in Creative Writing), Stanford University, 1979
  • BA in English, Yale University, 1975

Teaching Interests

  • Creative writing
  • General fiction
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Screenwriting
  • Modern world novel

Research Interests

  • Novel and short story writing
  • Freelance creative non-fiction
  • Food/travel/medical reporting

Selected Publications

  • Child of My Right Hand. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2004.
  • In Days of Awe. New York: Knopf, 1991.
  • The First Time I Saw Jenny Hall. New York: Morrow, 1983.
  • High on the Energy Bridge. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1980.
  • “Sleeper” Nimrod International, 2004.
  • “A Drastic Step.” Good Housekeeping Mar. 2004.
  • “The Fruits of Summer.” Saveur July-Aug. 2001.
  • “Medical Mistakes.” Good Housekeeping Apr. 2001.
  • “Treasure in the Woods.” Saveur July-Aug. 1999.
  • “The Pressure To Be Perfect.” Glamour Jan. 1996: 154+.

Work in Progress

Eric Goodman has held extended residencies at The MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Headlands Center for the Arts. He has also received three Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. Goodman is currently working on a novel: Identity Thief, a love story set against the racial tensions of 2001 Cincinnati. His past publications include several short stories and over 150 non-fiction pieces in national publications including Saveur, GQ, Travel & Leisure, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Buzz, Glamour, LifeSelf and Travel & Leisure Golf.