‘Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South’ by M. Randal O-Wain (October, University of Nebraska Press)”This is part of the American Lives series. I have yet to read a book on this subject more important and honest than Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, and this seems like the perfect book to challenge that.”
Interview with Adam Vitcavage at Debutiful M. Randal O’Wain reveals the raw and honest truth of the South in ‘Meander Belt’
What People Get Wrong About Working-Class America Randal O’Wain talks about labor-lore, becoming a coastal elite, and his memoir “Meander Belt”
Thank you Oxford American for excerpting Mirrored Mezzanine from Meander Belt
“M. Randal O’Wain’s Meander Belt is a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for the 21st Century” Reviewed by Jason Jefferies
A Truth Accuracy Could Never Achieve: The Millions Interviews M. Randal O’Wain
I’m thrilled to announce that my short story Hallelujah Station was chosen by Zone 3 for this year’s fiction award!