Rosa Montero: "Women have always had to start from scratch"

The writer, the last National Prize of Literature, publishes a new edition of "Nosotras", a work that first appeared in 1995 and to which she has added ninety new biographies.

When Rosa Montero (Madrid, 1951) published, in 1995, "Historias de mujeres" (Alfaguara), female biographies were not of interest. Perhaps for that reason, or in addition to that, almost nobody could think of writing about the heroines that made history and, nevertheless, they were ignored by History.

That book worked wonders, it sold out one after another and today is a classic of feminist literature in our country.  What better moment, now that the anti-sexist cause has worked its way into the agenda to the point of leaving a mark, to recover the work and add ninety new biographies, in a new edition illustrated by María Herreros. "Twenty-four years ago, we were much more invisible. Now we are living a historic moment, we have climbed a small step, "acknowledged the writer, last National Award of Letters, in a meeting with journalists. 

Read more: ABC Cultura 

Sign up to our newsletter: