Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman grew up in North Carolina and now lives on a farm in Vermont, where she is the associate director of the Bennington MFA program. She is the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise and Almost Famous Women, and her work has appeared in the New York Times and Best American Short Stories. In 2016 Bergman was awarded the fellowship at the American Library in Paris.
July 22, 2016

To encounter Georgia’s pristine barrier islands is to step directly into a space where the strange collides with the beautiful. It seems that every lovely thing is tinged with mystery, danger, or complexity.

February 22, 2016

A conversation with Marcus Kenney. 

I love to tell the story of my elderly Cajun grandmother in Louisiana. Once I found her in the garden spray-painting a camellia bush in bright silver enamel. I warned her that she would kill the bush, to which she replied, “Yes, but it will be beautiful!”