Freelance journalist and author Sarah Smarsh grew up in what she calls a working-poor family in Kingman County, in south central Kansas. Her new book is called Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth. The memoir, which has been getting a lot of national attention, examines Smarsh’s childhood through the lens of politics and poverty. Beth Golay recently interviewed Smarsh at the studios of KMUW Radio in Wichita.
That was Beth Golay, from affiliate station KMUW in Wichita. She was speaking with Wichita author Sarah Smarsh about her book, Heartland, which was just long-listed for the National Book Award for non-fiction.
The book is out today (TUE). Read more about this interview on the KMUW website.