Margaret Meyers is an experienced teacher and an award-winning writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Her essay, “A Bend in Which River” was included in the Best American Essays, 1998. Her other articles and fiction have been published in Shenandoah, Sewanee Magazine, and Philosophy Today. Swimming in the Congo, a book inspired by her experiences as a missionary’s child, was named a Book of the Year by the New York Public Library. She has taught writing at Johns Hopkins, the University of Virginia, American University, and the National Cathedral and St. Albans schools. Her BA is from Trinity College, her MA in continental philosophy from DePaul University, and her MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She has been awarded the Writing Program’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. She lives in Washington.