Megan Mayhew Bergman was raised in North Carolina and now lives on a small farm in Vermont.
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 and the Millay Colony for the Arts. The Fellowship of Southern Writers will award 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 also published Almost Famous Women, in January 2015, also an Indie Next selection, and NEIBA Bestseller. She has a novel under contract and writes regular essays for Salon and Ploughshares.
Megan was elected a Justice of the Peace for Shaftsbury, Vermont, and serves on the board of directors for the Governor's Institutes of Vermont. She also works closely with several non-profits, such as the Dorset Marble House Project, BOMA, and Bennington Child Services.
Megan is represented by Julie Barer of Barer Literary. Her publicist is Kate Lloyd at Simon and Schuster.