from Young Mack



Monica Bergers graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with an MFA in Fiction. She received a Teaching-Writing Fellowship while there, and had two of her stories chosen to be workshopped in master classes led by Lorrie Moore and George Saunders. Her novel excerpt about the Dust Bowl in Nebraska, ‘Breaking the Clouds’, has been nominated for the Best New American Voices 2008. She has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned an MA in English. A first-generation American whose family hails from Slovenija, Monica grew up in Arkansas, and has lived in Nebraska, Missouri, North Carolina, and Graz, Austria. She will teach the fiction workshop at the IIML over the summer.