Writer, Historian and Activist. Author of twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of about eighteen books on environment, landscape, representation, disaster, politics, hope, and feminism, including a trilogy of atlases and the books Men Explain Things to Me; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting…
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of about eighteen books on environment, landscape, representation, disaster, politics, hope, and feminism, including a trilogy of atlases and the books Men Explain Things to Me; 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.
Her 2009 book, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, began as an essay entitled “The Uses of Disaster: Notes on Bad Weather and Good Government,” published by Harper’s the day that Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
In a conversation with filmmaker Astra Taylor for BOMB magazine, Solnit summarized the radical theme of the book: “What happens in disasters demonstrates everything an anarchist ever wanted to believe about the triumph of civil society and the failure of institutional authority.” Other titles by Solnit include Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas (and the forthcoming New Orleans sequel); Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received 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, Solnit works with the group 350. org on climate issues. She is a contributing editor to Harper’s and a regular contributor to the political site TomDispatch.com.
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A Conversation With Rebecca Solnit
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Keynote Presentation: Rebecca Solnit
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