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Rebecca Solnit

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Rebecca Solnit is author of 13 books, including A Field Guide to Getting Lost and Wanderlust , in which she writes about art, landscape, public life, politics and memory. She has been compared to Joan Didion and,  in the words of the New York Times, possesses "a rare gift".A contributing editor to Harper's, she also writes regularly for the London Review of Books and the Los Angeles Times. 

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2013

Rebecca Solnit (R) and Jane Shilling (L) 3 June 2013 photo by H Abrams

Rebecca Solnit launched The Faraway Nearby talking to Jane Shilling. "I wanted to make a really beautiful book. If trees are going to die they might as well die for beauty." Buy a copy

Monday, 3 June 2013

In a one-off Jewish Book Week event with Kings Place during the year, we helped American public intellectual Rebecca Solnit launch a new book, The Faraway Nearby

The book opens with the puzzle of what to do with a massive load of apricots, 100lbs of ripening fruit filling her bedroom floor. It moves into a meditation on empathy, loss and inheritance, taking in a trip to Iceland, Che Guevara and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein along the way.

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.