Megan Mayhew Bergman was raised in North Carolina and now lives on a small farm in Vermont. She is the Associate Director of Bennington College's MFA 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 and the Millay Colony for the Arts. The Fellowship of Southern Writers will award her the Garrett Award for Fiction in April 2015. The American Library in Paris has awarded her a fellowship for 2016.
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 theVillage School of North Bennington, Dorset Marble House Project, BOMA, and Bennington Child Services.
(*Photo credit: Kathy Fairley)
Megan is represented by Julie Barer of The Book Group Her publicist is Kate Lloyd at Simon and Schuster.