Caroline Berger

Location Brooklyn
Occupation writer, teacher, editor, curator, blogger, nonprofit communications and development consultant

About Me

Caroline Berger is a writer, teacher, editor and curator based in New York City. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing with a concentration in fiction from The New School in 2002, and has a B.A. in English literature and writing from Hiram College. She has taught creative writing classes at The New School. Her writing has been published in such literary journals as La Petite Zine, Pindeldyboz, Barrow Street, Vibrant Gray and the anthologies Hiram, U.S.A: Essays From the Hill; Best of Vibrant Gray; and Best of Stain. She has read at various public venues in New York, Chicago, and Ohio. She co-curates the Sunday Salon , a monthly reading series in New York City, and has helped found sister series in Chicago and Nairobi. She is also the co-editor and founder of Salon Zine, an online literary journal.

Caroline serves on the advisory board of Girls Write Now, which, since 1998 has provided guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City’s high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career, and life. She also serves as a juror for the Scholastic Writing Awards.

Why do you write?

see essay "Why I Write" by Terry Tempest Williams. She says it much better than I ever could.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Authors: Carson McCullers, Lia Purpura, Lydia Davis, John D’Agata, Virginia Woolf, Flannery O’Conner, Abigail Thomas, Vladamir Nabokov, Franz Kafka, Michael Ondaatje, Jose Saramago, Italo Calvino, Haruki Murakami, Kenzaburo Oe, F.Scott Fitzgerald.

Books: Tender is the Night, Norwegian Wood, On Looking, Halls of Fame, The Waves, To The Lighthouse, In the Skin of a Lion, Burning Down the House, The Half Know World, Tea House Fire, Bel Canto, Safekeeping, Silk, Salt, The End, Wise Blood, White Noise...

Caroline Berger's Wall

Melanie Pappadis Faranello – Dec 08, 2009

Hi! Thanks for inviting me! Love it. It's our new "Shame"--remember that attempt?

Susan Tepper – Dec 05, 2009

Hi, Caroline

Sara – Dec 04, 2009

hi, you.

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