Megan Mayhew Bergman
2015–16 Visiting Fellow
Megan Mayhew Bergman is a writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Paris Review, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Ploughshares, Oxford American, Orion, Best American Short Stories 2011 and 2015, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. She is the author of two collections of short stories: Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise. Her upcoming book, How Strange a Season, will be published by Scribner. Bergman won the Garrett Award for Fiction in 2012 and the Phil Reed Environmental Writing Award for Journalism in 2020. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Conservation Law Foundation. During her Visiting Fellowship at the American Library in Paris, she gave a talk about supporting women in the arts and conducted a creative writing workshop. She currently teaches literature and environmental writing at Middlebury College.
The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013 to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself: deepening French-American understanding. The Visiting Fellowship offer writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library.
The Visiting Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of The de Groot Foundation.