Rebecca Solnit

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Top 10 books about California | Jane Smiley
From seething satire to pastoral tales and suspense, the state shows very different faces in these books, but they are united by a love for their setting

Jane Smiley

11, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Dave Eggers, Rebecca Solnit and more
Looking for a new reading recommendation? Here are some fantastic new paperbacks, from an open-minded study of drugs to affecting short stories

15, Jul, 2022 @9:04 AM

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Controversies, epiphanies and the case against Canva: highlights from Sydney writers’ festival
Coinciding with the federal election, this year’s festival buzzed with big ideas about politics, hope and writing. Here are 10 things we learned

Steph Harmon, Rafqa Touma, Imogen Dewey and Michael Sun

23, May, 2022 @3:46 AM

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Next stop, Sylvia Plath! Why it is time to redraw the London Underground map
The official London tube map has only three stops named after women. Together with the actor Emma Watson and the author Rebecca Solnit, I’ve been working on a feminist alternative. Here’s the story behind our contribution to International Women’s Day

Reni Eddo-Lodge

07, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit review – deadheading with George Orwell
Inspired by George Orwell’s love of gardening, Solnit’s suitably rambling book should appeal to the green-fingered and the politically committed alike

Gaby Hinsliff

19, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Reni Eddo-Lodge and Emma Watson to redraw London tube map with women's names
Suggestions sought for public history project inspired by similar map of New York led by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Alison Flood

21, Jul, 2020 @2:11 PM

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Rebecca Solnit: 'I came to the idea of hope as an activist and writer of history'
The acclaimed US essayist on ‘ambient harassment’, freeing women’s voices – and why she’s looking forward to a date with Mary Beard

Stephanie Merritt

21, Mar, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Recollections of My Non-Existence by Rebecca Solnit review – figuring out what stories to tell
The influential American writer’s memoir is less about soul-baring than the story of men’s attempts to silence women

Stephanie Merritt

09, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Recollections of My Non-Existence by Rebecca Solnit review – memoir and male violence
The acclaimed feminist writer on her formative years, feeling silenced and the first room of her own – a light-filled flat in San Francisco

Lara Feigel

07, Mar, 2020 @8:58 AM

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Rebecca Solnit: ‘Younger feminists have shifted my understanding’
It’s a myth that wisdom comes only with age, the writer argues. Young women and girls offer new tools to use

Rebecca Solnit

29, Feb, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 political travel books
From Beryl Bainbridge in Milton Keynes to Salman Rushdie in Nicaragua, politics has driven many writers’ journeys

Edward Platt

22, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Hope in the dark: culture to make you feel less terrible about the UK election
You may be distraught at the result, or just want a break from politics – so find solace in our critics’ pick of 30 films, songs, books and more to hide under a duvet with

Peter Bradshaw, Alexis Petridis, Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Richard Lea, Alison Flood, Imogen Tilden and Keith Stuart

13, Dec, 2019 @11:30 AM

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