“Sarah Smarsh is one of America’s foremost writers on class.”

–Dale Maharidge, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of And Their Children After Them

Author and Journalist, Sarah Smarsh

Sarah’s reporting, commentary and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Oprah Magazine, Harper’s, National Geographic, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, Oxford American, The Cut, The Texas Observer, Pacific Standard, Guernica, On Being, The Baffler, McSweeney’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, Aeon, Creative Nonfiction and many other publications. She is a frequent media commentator and has been a guest on PBS NewsHour, CNN, CNN International, Here and Now, On the Media, 1A, Katie Couric’s America Inside Out, Amanpour and Co., NPR’s Weekend Edition and many other national and international shows. A former writing professor, Sarah holds degrees in journalism and English from the University of Kansas, and a master of fine arts in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.

Death, Sex and Money / WNYC Studios
Columbia Journalism Review
Columbia Journalism Review
The Homecomers Podcast
The Homecomers Podcast

Rural ain’t what you think it is. Sarah Smarsh’s new podcast The Homecomers brings you intimate conversations with people fighting for the rural and working-class communities they love.


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