“Factory Man” News

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.”FactoryMan_highres

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.

One of my favorite readings, cramming the super-cute Chop Suey Books in Richmond's Carytown, home of Won-Ton, the store cat. November 2014

One of my favorite readings, cramming the super-cute Chop Suey Books in Richmond’s Carytown, home of Won-Ton, the store cat. November 2014

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.

Willie and George Muse (second and fourth, from left) were kidnapped and forced to perform as circus freaks — before their mother, a black maid in Roanoke, risked her life to win their freedom back.

Willie and George Muse (second and fourth, from left) were kidnapped and forced to perform as circus freaks — before their mother, a black maid in Roanoke, risked her life to win their freedom back.

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 tom@brightsightgroup.com. Thank you.

Old Town, the original Bassett Furniture Company factory, circa 1902.

Old Town, the original Bassett Furniture Company factory, circa 1902.

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)

  • Tom Hanks on “Factory Man”:

    Factory Man is “Great summer reading. I give it 42 stars. No, I give it 142 stars. Yeah, it’s THAT good.”
  • Tweets

  • The New York Times on “Factory Man”:

    This is Ms. Macy’s first book, but it’s in a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand’s “Seabiscuit” and Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers”: These nonfiction narratives are more stirring and dramatic than most novels. And Ms. Macy writes so vigorously that she hooks you instantly. You won’t be putting this book down. — Janet Maslin
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 85 other followers

%d bloggers like this: