Megan Mayhew Bergman is an author and winner of the Garrett Award for Fiction winner, environmental journalist, and teacher who writes about the natural world and unusual women. Her latest book How Strange A Season, was longlisted for the 2023 Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize and The Story Prize, and was listed among the New Yorker’s Best Books of 2022. She was awarded the Garrett Award for Fiction and the Phil Reed Environmental Writing Award for Journalism, and, previously, fellowships at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the American Library in Paris. She now lives on a small farm in Shaftsbury, VT, and teaches literature and environmental writing at Middlebury College, where she also serves as Director of the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference. Megan studied anthropology at Wake Forest University and holds degrees from Duke University and Bennington College.