Whose Story Is This? - Granta Magazine

  • Published: 05/09/2019
  • ISBN: 9781783785438
  • 129x20mm
  • 192 pages

Whose Story Is This?

Rebecca Solnit

Who gets to shape the narrative of our times? The current moment is a battle over that foundational power. Women, people of colour and non-straight people are telling other versions, and white men in particular are fighting to preserve their own centrality. In this outstanding collection of essays by one of the most prescient and insightful commentators today, Solnit appraises the voices that are emerging, why they matter and the obstacles they face in making themselves heard.

In these times of political turbulence and an increasingly rabid and scrofulous commentariat, the sanity, wisdom and clarity of Rebecca Solnit's writing is a forceful corrective...a scorchingly intelligent collection about the struggle to control narratives in the internet age


Whose Story Is This? is more hopeful in tone than her previous collections . . . It has a momentum, gained both from her conviction that the future is brighter than "the dank world I was born into" (she was born in 1961) and from the form itself, the essays building to a whole...oratorical, funny, biting

Financial Times



The Author

Rebecca Solnit is author of, among other books, Call Them By Their True Names, The Mother of All Questions, Men Explain Things to Me, Wanderlust, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, the NBCC award-winning River of Shadows and A Paradise Built in Hell. A contributing editor to Harper’s, she writes regularly for the London Review of Books and the Los Angeles Times. She lives in San Francisco.

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