Dopesick (Macy) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—ca. 1964
Raised—Urbana, Ohio, USA
Education—B.A., Bowling Green State University; M.F.A., Hollins University
Awards—J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award
Currently—lives in Roanoke, Virginia


Beth Macy is an American journalist and non-fiction writer. She grew up in Urbana, Ohio, and received her BA in journalism from Bowling Green State University in 1986. She earned an MA in creative writing from Hollins University in 1993. She has spent 25 years as a reporter for the Roanoke Times (1989 to 2014).

In 2010, Macy was awarded the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism by Harvard University, and in 2014 she published her first book, Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town. The book became a bestseller.

She published a second book in 2016: Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South. Her third book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America, came out in 2018.

Macy has written essays and op-eds for the New York Times as well as for magazines, radio and online journals. (From Wikipedia. Retrieved 9/5/2018)

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