Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including 2020’s Recollections of My Nonexistence, several anthologies of essays, including Men Explain Things to Me, The Mother of All Questions, and Hope in the Dark, a trilogy of atlases of American cities, and the books 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, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West . A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at the Guardian and sits on the board of the climate group Oil Change International.
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- Recollections of My Nonexistence
Read Rebecca Solnit’s latest book, her memoir.
- An interview with Rebecca Solnit
Listen to Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Peter Coyote about the human response to disaster.