Meet the Instructor

Scott Driscoll

Scott Driscoll, an award-winning writer and instructor, has been teaching creative writing for UW Professional & Continuing Education for 22 years and holds an MFA from the UW.

Driscoll’s debut novel, Better You Go Home, which grew out of an exploration of the Czech side of his family, won Foreword Reviews’ First Book Contest in March 2014. He’s won nine Society of Professional Journalists awards, including first place in arts and entertainment reporting for the western U.S. in 2014 and in 2009 for social issues reporting and best education reporting 2004. He was cited in Best American Essays, 1998, for his creative nonfiction essay, “The Intruder,” and won the University of Washington Milliman Award for Fiction, 1989.

Driscoll’s short stories and narrative essays and profiles have been published extensively in literary journals and anthologies, including Image Magazine, Far From Home (Seal Press), Ex-Files: New Stories About Old Flames (Context Books), The Seattle Review, Crosscurrents, Cimarron Review, The South Dakota Review, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Oxford Magazine, American Fiction ’88 and others. Driscoll freelances feature stories to magazines including Alaska Airlines Magazine and Horizon Airlines Magazine. His profiles and book reviews include a 2010 profile for Ferrari Magazine 11 and a 2008 profile in Poets & Writers Magazine.