I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
I'm afraid I have an incurable urge for teaching.
Many of the books I read, I had to read them in French, English, or Italian, because they hadn't been translated into Spanish.
When I write short fiction or novellas, I like to leave a hint of the fantastic, of the unreal. If you write a completely fantastic novel with ghosts and everything, the effect is less powerful than if you portray an absolutely realistic situation and, in the middle of this, you put a layer of fantasy, of mystery.
A few British suffragettes everybody laughed at started the cause of equality between men and women.