Rebecca Solnit, Writer, Historian, & Activist

“If Gardens are the Answer, What is the Question?”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Photo of Rebecca Solnit.
Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Rebecca Solnit is the best-selling author of numerous books, including A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; Hope in the Dark; and Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics. A contributing editor to Harper's, columnist for Orion, and frequent contributor Tomdispatch.com, she often writes on topics of the environment, politics, place, and art. Labeled “indispensible” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Solnit’s work has frequently been compared to the writing of Joan Didion and Susan Sontag. She is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award, the Wired Rave Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.