Beth Macy is the author of the Lukas Prize-winning Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town, published in July 2014 by Little, Brown and Company. For 25 years, she was the families beat reporter at The Roanoke Times in Virginia. Her reporting on immigrant families has won several national honors, including a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, a Columbia University race reporting prize and inclusion in “The Best Newspaper Writing: 2007-2008.”
A 2010 Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, Macy produced a multimedia series called "Age of Uncertainty,” about the challenges facing seniors and caregivers in her region in 2008. The series won Documentary Project of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, as well as the Associated Press Managing Editors' Award for online convergence, a Casey Medal and the Virginia Press Association's top prize for public-service reporting. Macy has taught literary journalism at Hollins University and written articles and essays, most recently for O, The Oprah Magazine; Parade magazine; The Chronicle of Higher Education and American Journalism Review. Her November 2010 story about cholera in Haiti won the 2011 Associated Press Managing Editors award for international reporting.
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Beth Macy's first book, “Factory Man," tells the story of John Bassett III, a third generation factory owner who battles to keep his Galax, Virginia, furniture factory open while everyone around him has closed up shop. "I put myself in the book is because I thought I owed the reader that transparency," she said. "Because these are my people." A Dart Center Q&A.
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