Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is a Puffin Foundation Fellow at Type Media Center and the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and catastrophe. Her books include the forthcoming “Orwell’s Roses,” as well as “Recollections of My Nonexistence;” “Hope in the Dark; Men Explain Things to Me;” and “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.” A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school (at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism), she writes regularly for The Guardian and LitHub, and serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International.
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