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.

Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas

Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker

From the publisher:

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 ...

A Book of Migrations

Rebecca Solnit

From the publisher:

Portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history ...