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World Thinkers: Rebecca Solnit

Writer and activist, US

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Rebecca solnit

Rebecca solnitThe prize-winning author of The Faraway Nearby (Granta, 2013), Rebecca Solnit has written a total of 13 non-fiction books so far, dealing with such diverse subjects as art, landscape, mental illness, ecology, politics and gender. She is one of the most eloquent and prescient critics of the impact of the tech industry on the city of San Francisco, which she sees as emblematic of the effect of “a new American economy in which most of us will be poorer, a few will be far richer, and everything will be faster, more…

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