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In conversation with Rebecca Solnit

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Author, essayist and activist Rebecca Solnit will join us to introduce her latest work, Orwell’s Roses, at this livestreamed event.

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Through her celebrated ability to make unexpected connections, Solnit explores Orwell’s passion for gardening and nature, and how this illuminated his other commitments as a writer and antifascist. She draws links between the intertwined politics of nature and power - from Stalin’s obsession with growing lemons in impossibly cold conditions, to the brutal rose industry in Colombia. In doing so, Solnit discovers a more hopeful Orwell, and presents a remarkable reflection on pleasure, beauty, language, truth and joy as acts of resistance.

The author of more than 20 books, including the bestselling Men Explain Things to Me, and Recollections of My Non-Existence, Solnit’s remarkable writing highlights with clarity and urgency the most pressing issues of our times, frequently making a bid for unity and hope. She will be conversation with author and former Guardian journalist Madeleine Bunting.

Running time: 60 minutes

If you live in the United Kingdom, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Orwell's Roses at checkout for the special combined price of £20.10 including postage and packing (RRP £16.99).

Books will be dispatched on 21 October 2021. However, please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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