Fall 2022 Axton Readers
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Annual Lecture
Axton Master Class (fiction and nonfiction):
Menachem Kaiser is the author of Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure. Currently living in Brooklyn, NY, he grew up in Toronto, Canada, and has a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright Fellow to Lithuania. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, New York, BOMB, Vogue, and elsewhere.
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Axton Master Class (fiction):
Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of three books of fiction, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Almost Famous Women, and How Strange a Season, which Scribner published in March 2022. She is also a journalist, essayist, and critic, and has written columns on climate change and the natural world for The Guardian and The Paris Review. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Ploughshares, Oxford American, Orion, and elsewhere. Her short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2011 and 2015, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. She currently teaches literature and environmental writing at Middlebury College, where she also serves as Director of the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference.