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Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of 20 books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster. Her work includes a trilogy of atlases and the books “The Mother of All Questions,” “Men Explain Things to Me,” “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster,” “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 Magazine.

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