Author of the Month: Rebecca Solnit

Our author of the month for September is the writer, walker, activist and thinker Rebecca Solnit, who has been a regular contributor to the pages of the LRB over the last two decades. Perhaps she is most celebrated for her history of walking literature Wanderlust, but Solnit’s many books encompass several genres, from travel writing and memoir to gender theory and biography. However varied their subjects, all of Solnit’s books are marked by an inquisitive intelligence, good humour, and an unshakeable faith in the potential of ordinary people to transform the conditions of their own lives.

Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas

Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

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Part of a trilogy of atlases, this title conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing ...

£22.95

The Faraway Nearby

Rebecca Solnit

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An inspiring and heartbreaking memoir about family, empathy and the stories we tell about ourselves and others

Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas

Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker

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Looks at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. Featuring 22 full-color two-page-spread maps, this title plumbs the depths of this major ...

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A Book of Migrations

Rebecca Solnit

First published in 1997 and now reissued with a new preface, A Book of Migrations takes on, in Solnit’s characteristically digressive manner, the matter of Ireland.

Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas

Rebecca Solnit

In collaboration with other local writers, artists and cartographers, Rebecca Solnit pays tribute to her home city with 22 maps and essays exploring some of the many ways that San Francisco can ...

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit

According to Harper’s, Rebecca Solnit is ‘a cultural historian in the desert-mystic mode, trailing ideas like swarms of butterflies,’ thus the ideal person to get lost with. Her latest ...