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Rebecca Solnit  

Writer, Historian & Activist

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of 15 books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, the power of stories, and hope, most recently "Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas," which came out in November 2013.

Other books include "The Faraway Nearby," "Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas," "A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster," "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," "Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities," "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 works with the group on climate issues. She is a contributing editor to Harper’s and regular contributor to the political site

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