Megan Mayhew Bergman

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Director of Special Programs, Visiting Faculty

Megan Mayhew Bergman is a short-story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work focuses on the experiences of women and the psychological impact of environmental degradation. She is the Director of Special Programs and works closely with the MFA program.

Biography

Mayhew Bergman 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 Mayhew Bergman's 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.

Mayhew Bergman 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 and her stories have been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts and in Best American Short Stories 2011 and 2015. Mayhew Bergman is the Director of Special Programs at Bennington and works closely with the MFA program. She is also a visiting faculty at Bennington for the 2017-2018 academic year.