Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of Almost Famous Women, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, and Nightingale Lane. She is a regular columnist for The Guardian, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Best American Short Stories, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Oxford American, among other publications. She was a fellow at the American Library in Paris and now directs Middlebury's Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference. She lives in Vermont.
"Megan Mayhew Bergman is a tremendous writer -- compassionate and
intelligent, generous and funny -- and Almost Famous Women
is a collection filled with empathy, insight and extraordinary
psychological precision. Mayhew Bergman has made the women who
inhabit this beautiful book come fully to life -- I won't ever
forget them."--Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans
"Seek within to find the forgotten. Bergman's well-written short stories tell the tales of women who almost made it into history books."--Tara Wanda Merrigan "GQ "
"Almost Famous Women is sharp, compassionate, and strong, just like the women depicted in its pages. Megan Mayhew Bergman writes with such precision that we should all quake in her presence. This book only looks like it's made of paper-- you are holding priceless diamonds in your hand."----Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers
"Megan Mayhew Bergman breathes life into lives that men and history have cast aside. It is rare that an author is as fearless as her characters. Bergman is, and Almost Famous Women is a stunning feat of great daring."--Lily King, author of Euphoria