Megan Mayhew Bergman

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Megan Mayhew Bergman
Born (1979-12-23) December 23, 1979 (age 39)
Alma materDuke University,
Bennington College,
Wake Forest University
Genreshort stories
Notable awardsGarrett Award for Fiction.

Megan Mayhew Bergman (born December 23, 1979) is an American writer, author of the books Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise.[1] In 2015, she won the Garrett Award for Fiction.[citation needed]


She graduated from Duke University with a masters and Bennington College with an MFA.

She also is the author of a previous collection of stories, Birds of a Lesser Paradise. In 2016, she was awarded a fellowship at the American Library in Paris.[2]

She wrote an environmental column for The Paris Review in 2016.[3] Her work has twice appeared in Best American Short Stories,[4] and on NPR's Selected Shorts.[5]

She served as the Associate Director of the MFA program at Bennington College from 2015-2017. She is now the Director of the Breadloaf Environmental Writing Program at Middlebury College, and the Director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum at Bennington.[6] She lives in Shaftsbury, Vermont.[7] with her husband and two daughters.


  • Almost Famous Women: Stories. Scribner. 6 January 2015. ISBN 978-1-4767-8657-5.[8][9]
  • Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories. Simon and Schuster. 6 March 2012. ISBN 978-1-4516-4335-0.[10][11]


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