Meredith May

Meredith May

Meredith May is an award-winning journalist and fifth-generation beekeeper.

Her memoir, THE HONEY BUS, reveals the life lessons she learned in her grandfather's Big Sur bee yard that rescued her from a difficult childhood. Published April 2019 by HarperCollins/Park Row, the book will be translated into eleven languages.

Her 2017 book: I, WHO DID NOT DIE, tells the true story of an Iranian child soldier who risked his life to save an enemy during the Iran-Iraq War - an astonishing act of bravery and kindness that changed the course of both their lives.

During her sixteen-year career at the San Francisco Chronicle, her reporting garnered the PEN USA Literary Award for Journalism, the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and first place feature writing awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Her series about an Iraqi boy wounded during the second Gulf War was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize.

Meredith is a former professor of journalism and podcasting at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She lives in San Francisco, where she rows on the Bay and cares for several beehives in a community garden.

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    • The Honey Bus

    • A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
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    • I, Who Did Not Die

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    Little has been written of the Iran-Iraq war, which was among the most brutal conflicts of the 20th century, one fought with chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and cadres of child soldiers....

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    • By Teri Rowell on 03-27-19

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