Rebecca Solnit connects to a video call where, in a virtual press conference, more than 30 journalists loaded with questions of all kinds are waiting for her. The reason: his memoir has just been published in Spain Memories of my nonexistence (Lumen). What do you think of the prostitution? And of the new masculinities? How has San Francisco changed in recent years? Can you be against abortion and be a feminist? What is your drive for writing? When are men going to stop explaining things to us? All these questions are chained during the hour that the talk lasts and, despite their disparity, none seems to be out of place. And it is that although her work has reached the Spanish bookstores suddenly, disorderly, in just six years, in reality Rebecca Solnit is a consecrated writer – she has published more than 20 books since 1991 – and her work covers a wide variety of topics that, at the same time, make it difficult to condense in a few words what his figure represents.
“I am interested in people who do not have money and resort to less successful outlets, such as robbing a bank or writing novels”