Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit is the author of thirteen books, including 2010's Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; 2007's Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics; 2005's A Field Guide to Getting Lost; 2004’s Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities; and 2003’s River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, which won a Guggenheim in its research phase and several awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism after publication.


An activist and a longtime San Franciscan, she writes about landscape, cities, and other geographies, the environment, politics, and visual culture. A contributing editor to Harper's, columnist for Orion, and frequent contributor, she is also a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award.