Isabel Allende, a Chilean born in Peru, is considered one of the world’s most beloved authors and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barak Obama. Having sold 77 million copies of her twenty-seven books, she has another coming out in June of 2023. You will be able to pre-order it at the Festival!
Isabel won worldwide acclaim in 1982 with the publication of her first novel, The House of the Spirits, which began as a letter to her dying grandfather. Since then, her critically acclaimed books include Daughter of Fortune, Island Beneath the Sea, Paula, The Japanese Lover, A Long Petal of the Sea, and her most recent memoir, The Soul of a Woman.
Isabel’s books have been translated into 42 languages, she has received 15 honorary international doctorates, 60 awards from 15 countries, 2 feature-length films and founded The Isabel Allende Foundation to empower women and girls worldwide. The foundation pays homage to Paula Frias, her daughter, who passed away at 29 years old.
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