Rebecca Solnit

Alum 2002, Alum 2013

San Francisco writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about geography, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism and the recipient of many awards, including the Lannan Literary Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award (for River of Shadows; two other books of hers also were nominated for the prize in other years). Her most recent book is Hope in the Dark.

A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school and frequent contributor to the political site, she is a contributing editor to Harper’s, where she is the first woman to regularly write the “Easy Chair” column (founded in 1851).

Books written at Mesa Refuge