Catherine Venable Moore is an award-winning nonfiction writer and public historian.
She is currently at work on Amalgamate: Coal, West Virginia, and the American Worker’s Struggle for Freedom for Random House. Winner of a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for works in progress, Amalgamate is a history of the Battle of Blair Mountain and the West Virginia Mine Wars, one of the most dramatic struggles for civil rights that this country has known, and also one of the nation’s most obscure.
Her work has been published widely and earned recognition from the Whiting Foundation, Mass MoCA, the National Endowment for the Humanities, MacDowell, Millay Colony, and the Waymakers Collective.
Catherine lives in Thomas, West Virginia, with her loyal animal companions, Pickle and Dreama, and serves on the board of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum.