Harman Writer-In-Residence, Fall 2019
Beth Macy is the author of three bestselling nonfiction books about marginalized people in America. Based in southwest Virginia for three decades, her reporting has won many national awards, including a J. Anthony Lukas prize and a Nieman Fellowship in Journalism from Harvard. Her 2018 book, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was called a “masterwork of narrative nonfiction” in the New York Times, and was named to more than a dozen Best Books of 2018 lists.
Beth Macy’s Dopesick to be Adapted into Hulu Drama Series
Our Fall 2019 Writer-in-Residence was award-winning journalist Beth Macy, and we are thrilled that her groundbreaking book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America” will be adapted into a Hulu drama series starring Michael Keaton. Macy taught the Fall 2019 Narrative Writing course at Baruch College, instructing her students in casting light on the underdogs and outcasts of society in their work. Macy has been going to Los Angeles to work on the script, and amid her travels came down with coronavirus earlier this spring, an ordeal we’re very glad to say she has since recovered from.
You can read more about Macy’s book adaptation here, or check out her audio docu-series, Finding Tess.