Factory Man update: The paperback version of FACTORY MAN with a brand-new (and super cool!) cover came out June 9, 2015. I’ve written and spoken at myriad bookstores and locations across America’s Furniture Belt, and I’ve weighed in on the perils of the new Trans-Pacific Partnership, too, on The New York Times op-ed page.
Factory Man was just selected as the Southern Independent Booksellers Association best 2015 nonfiction award, alongside one of my favorite novels from last year, Sue Monk Kidd’s “The Invention of Wings.”
Meanwhile. . . I could keep talking about and reading from FACTORY MAN forever, but, alas, there is another book to write — or rewrite, I should say, and editing queries that need to be addressed. My new book, TRUEVINE, will publish in the fall of 2016.
There are also some more forthcoming Factory Man events, as outlined below, including two community reads, one in Roanoke this fall.
• Steamboat Springs (Colo.) library talk, 7 p.m. July 14, 2015.
Sun Valley Writer’s Conference, Ketchum, Idaho, July 16 – 21. I’ll be speaking about Factory Man at 2 p.m. July 18 and about how to find and navigate diverse subjects at 8:45 a.m. July 19. Click here for a preview interview with Boise State Idaho president Bob Kustra.
Roanoke Reads, appearing with Factory Man main subject John Bassett III, 7 p.m. Oct. 15, at the Jefferson Center, Shaftman Hall Performance Center.
Sneak preview of Truevine: Roanoke City Public Library, Gainsboro branch, 6:30 p.m. to talk about how I researched the circus careers of Virginia natives George and Willie Muse, combing numerous archives to tell a remarkable story of race and greed during the harshest years of Jim Crow.
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival, Jan. 21-25, 2016, Racho Mirage, California.
Salisbury Women’s Club, Midlothian, Virginia, 10:30 a.m. March 10, 2016.
To request an interview or a reading/signing, please contact Little, Brown and Company publicist Sabrina Callahan at Sabrina.Callahan@hbgusa.com. To inquire about a lecture or speech, please e-mail Tom Neilssen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
—Walt Whitman (1819-1892)