Biography

Carol Bergman’s short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction have been published in Willow Review, Onion Review, A Room of One’s Own, Absinthe Literary Review, The Bridge, Potpourri, Epiphany and many other publications in the US and the UK. “Objects of Desire,” appearing in Lilith and Whetstone Literary Review was nominated for a 1999 Pushcart Prize in nonfiction. “Another Day in Paradise; International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories,” with a foreword by John le Carré, was published by Orbis Books (US/​Canada) and Earthscan Books (UK/​Commowealth) in October, 2003 and was nominated for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. It has been translated into Korean and Chinese. Her feature articles, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in numerous publications in the UK and the US including The New York Times, The Times (of London), The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily News Magazine, The Amsterdam News, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, Family Circle, Art Times, Cineaste, and Salon.com. She is the author of two film biographies (Mae West & Sidney Poitier) and the ghostwriter of Captain Kangaroo’s autobiography, "Growing Up Happy." A memoir, "Searching for Fritzi," was published in 1999. It has been revised and updated as an e-book. A book of novellas, "Sitting for Klimt," was published in 2007 and has received the Barnes & Noble/​iUniverse Editor’s Choice, Publisher’s Choice and Reader’s Choice awards. It is permanently installed in the Neue Galerie Bookstore. In 2011-2012, she published another book of novellas, "Water Baby," and a murder mystery/​ thriller, “Say Nothing." Her most recent novel is "What Returns to Us." She has just published a book of very short stories, "Nomads," and has started work on a new memoir.

Carol has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Media Studies from The New School. She is one of the founding faculty of Gotham Writers’ Workshop and has been teaching in the NYU writing program since 1997. She is also a writing coach, book doctor, and editor. Most of her private clients are working on books, but a few are experimenting with shorter forms. Most have succeeded in getting their work published. Others have completed essays for MFA applications or personal family histories that they have self-published, or presented as memoirs to publishers and agents.