Marc Favreau is the co-author of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Experiences in Slavery and Emancipation, a New York Times Notable Book that was also companion to a NPR documentary produced by the Smithsonian Institution. Remembering Slavery sold over 50,000 copies, and was the subject of widespread acclaim and media attention, in syndicated columns, public radio affiliates nationwide, and on national television (including a segment on Nightline with Ted Koppel). Marc is also the author of The Lazy Person’s Handbook, a popular reference guide (Perigee); and editor of A People’s History of World War Two, a collection of first-person accounts (The New Press). For young people he is the author of Kirkus and Voya starred review Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America a New York Public Library Best Book of 2018, Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018, 2018 Booklist Editors' Choice title, 2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and an ALA Notable Children's Book of 2019. His next Y/A non-fiction book, Spies, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster.
He has been featured on and in and at The Leonard Lopate Show, ABC News, Fox 5 New York, and C-Span Book TV, Publishers Weekly, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the New York Public Library. As a longtime history editor, Editorial Director, and now Executive Editor of The New Press, Marc has shepherded numerous popular histories for general readers -- by such bestselling authors as James Loewen, Studs Terkel, Ray Raphael, and Howard Zinn.
He lives in New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.