Beth Macy is a journalist who writes about outsiders and underdogs. Her writing has won more than a dozen national journalism awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and the 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Word-in-Progress award for "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local -- and Helped Save an American Town," published by Little, Brown and Company in July 2014. The book was a NYT bestseller.
Her second book, "Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South", was published by Little, Brown and debuted on the NYT Bestseller list in October 2016, and tells the story of George and Willie Muse, two Black albinos who were kidnapped and sold into servitude with the circus, where they became international stars with the Ringling Brothers and other well known circuses and sideshows of in the 1920s.
Her third book for Little, Brown and Co., "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America" was published in 2018. Also a NYT Bestseller, it has been optioned for a Hulu original television series starring Michael Keaton.
She lives in Roanoke, Virginia, with her husband Tom, her sons, and rescue mutts Mavis and Charley.