Megan Mayhew Bergman

 
Photo credit: Nina Subin Header image: Boat-tailed Grackle by Audubon; public domain

Photo credit: Nina Subin

Header image: Boat-tailed Grackle by Audubon; public domain

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 helps oversee the Robert Frost House and teaches in the literature department.

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.