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Kate Bolick


Born in Brooklyn in 1972, Kate Bolick is the author of Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own (published in Spanish by Malpaso as Solterona. La construcción de una vida propia). This essay, mixing statistical and autobiographical data is a chart-topper in the United States and appeared in the New York Times bestseller list. Bolick has thus become one of the foremost voices of what some have called the new pop feminism in which other writers like her, including Roxane Gay, Caitlin Moran, Hadley Freeman and Bridget Christie, among many others, explore and update labels using the autobiographical essay form. Bolick is also a contributing editor for The Atlantic and writes for many other publications (including Elle, Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal), appears on programmes like The Today Show, and is host of Touchstones at the Mount, an annual literary interview series held at Edith Wharton’s home in the Berkshires. Thanks to her book, a Google search for “spinster” now yields results that are very different from those given before its publication. With everything this means.

Bio written by Miqui Otero, co-director of CCCB's Primera Persona festival

Update: 10 April 2017


Has participated in

Primera Persona 2017

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative