The University of Utah honors writer and historian Rebecca Solnit with Award in Environmental Humanities.
Known for her books about feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, she’s also a contributor to The Guardian and other news publications. She’s written 20 books including The Mother of All Questions, Hope in the Dark, Men Explain Things to Me, The Faraway Nearby, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Wanderlust: A History of Walking and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism and the Lannan Literary Award).
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