Megan Mayhew Bergman
Megan Mayhew Bergman was raised in North Carolina and now lives on a small farm in Vermont. She works at Bennington College as the Director of Special Programs, where she oversees the Robert Frost Stone House Museum and teaches in the literature department. She is also the Director of Middlebury's Breadloaf Environmental Writer's Program.
Megan studied anthropology at Wake Forest University, and completed graduate degrees at Duke University (MA) and Bennington College (MFA). She has had fellowships from Breadloaf Writer's Conference, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the American Library in Paris. The Fellowship of Southern Writers awarded her the Garrett Award for Fiction in April 2015.
Scribner published her first story collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, in March 2012, which was a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, Indie Next selection, and one of Huffington Post's Best Books of 2012. Scribner published Almost Famous Women in January 2015, also an Indie Next selection. Her novel will publish in 2018.
She is an essayist for The Paris Review and contributes literary criticism to The Washington Post and New York Times. Her work has been translated into German, Italian, and Dutch. Her stories have been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts and in Best American Short Stories 2011 and 2015.