Hi !

I’m Mary Bergman, a writer and historian living on Nantucket. I’m also the chair of the Nantucket Book Festival, held annually on the third weekend in June.

I am fascinated by the people, places, and landscapes that make up Cape Cod and the Islands. I have dedicated my work to helping to document the unique people and places here at the edge of the world.

You can hear me the third Tuesday of the month on A Cape Cod Notebook, a weekly nature/natural world radio essay program on WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Station. My work has also appeared in Historic NantucketN Magazine, The Common online, McSweeney’s Internet TendencyProvincetown Arts, and other places where great stories are told!

I’m working on a couple of different projects including an essay collection and novel informed by my growing up at the edge of the world in Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod.