Susan Bergman is an award-winning essayist and poet. She is the author of a memoir, Anonymity and a novel, Buried Life. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from Northwestern University, with a specialization in twentieth century poetry. Bergman has taught and lectured in literature and writing in a variety of settings, including Northwestern University, University of Chicago, New York University, and Notre Dame University. Bergman is the editor of an anthology entitled Martyrs: Contemporary Writers on Modern Lives of Faith.