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Sarah Smarsh has covered socioeconomic class, politics, and public policy for “The Guardian,” “VQR,”,, “The Texas Observer,” and many others. She is currently a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. A former professor of nonfiction writing, Smarsh is a frequent speaker on economic inequality and related media narratives. She lives in Kansas. Her first book, “Heartland,” will be published by Scribner Book Company in September 2018.

News and Reviews:

Working hard, earning little, in ‘Heartland’ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
She Thought Her Family Was Middle Class, Not Broke In The Richest Country On Earth (NPR)
2018 National Book Award Longlists Announced (Publishers Weekly)
She Grew Up Poor on a Kansas Farm. Her Memoir Is an Attempt to Understand Why. (The New York Times)
20 new books to read in September (Entertainment Weekly)
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: PW Talks with Sarah Smarsh (Publishers Weekly)
Review: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (Shelf Awareness)

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