Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of 17 books about the environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and memory, including the updated and reissued Hope in the Dark, three atlases, of San Francisco in 2010, New Orleans in 2013, and New York forthcoming in October; 2014’s Men Explain Things to Me; 2013’s The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper’s and frequent contributor to the Guardian newspaper. Photo credit: Adrian Mendoza


ARTICLES FEATURING REBECCA

Where Danger Is

Rebecca Solnit "keeps her faith in the human project, its possibilities. But these will not be easily offered."...


Mapping the Bay Area

AFFECTION FOR PLACE RUNS like a red thread through Rebecca Solnit’s work. Solnit is a writer without portfolio who has ...

Mapping the Bay Area


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