Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit is a San Francisco-based nonfiction writer and activist. Her books include Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, and Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas.
 

"I grew up with landscape as a recourse, with the possibility of exiting the horizontal realm of social relations for a vertical alignment with earth and sky, matter and spirit. Vast open spaces speak best to this craving, the spaces I myself first found in the desert and then in the western grasslands."

– Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost