Book events and signings

Speaking gig update: Though most of my attention is focused on getting ready for the Oct. 18, 2016 publication of my second book, TRUEVINE, and reporting for my third book, DOPESICK (forthcoming in 2018), I still have a few FACTORY MAN events left on this year’s calendar. It continues to be a pleasure to write and speak about globalization at myriad bookstores and locations across America’s Furniture Belt and beyond.
My fabulous team at Little, Brown is busy lining up events in bookstores, colleges and literary festivals for the upcoming publication of TRUEVINE, a book about race, greed, and the human condition. Please check back for upcoming events.

If you’d like to request a signing or reading, please contact Sabrina Callahan at


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

BIO Conference, Richmond, Va., panel discussion with Pulitzer-winning T.J. Stiles, and other talks featuring the amazing Hampton Sides, Stacy Schiff and a host of other journalists and historians, 10:45 a.m. June 4, 2016. Register here.

• On the Same Page: Ashe County (N.C.) Literary Festival, Sept. 13-17, 2016, West Jefferson, N.C. I’ll be speaking about both Factory Man and Truevine at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 and as part of an author panel at noon Sept. 17.


• The launch party for TRUEVINE in Roanoke — where much of the book is set — will take place the evening of Oct. 16, 2016. Check back here for details.

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.


• West Virginia University, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, discussion and public reading of both FACTORY MAN and TRUEVINE, sponsored by the WVU Creative Writing Department, WVU Downtown Library, Morgantown, W. Va.

• Franklin County Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 2016, TRUEVINE presentation at the Essig Center in Rocky Mount, Va.

Chop Suey Books, 6 p.m. Nov. 2, 2016, Richmond, Va.

• Library of Virginia, TRUEVINE talk and book-signing at noon Nov. 3, Richmond, Va.

• Bassett Historical Center, TRUEVINE talk and book-signing, 11 a.m. Nov. 8, 2016, Bassett, Va.

• The Glebe, TRUEVINE  talk and book-signing, 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 2016, Daleville, Va.

• Hollins University, TRUEVINE reading, discussion and signing, sponsored by the Creative Writing/English Department, 8:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2017, Roanoke, Va.

To request an interview or a reading/signing, please contact  Little, Brown and Company publicist Sabrina Callahan at To inquire about a lecture, please e-mail Tom Neilssen at 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)

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

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