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mentor picture Isabel Allende
 
Isabel Allende
Latin American Author
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Isabel Allende is one of Latin America's foremost female writers. Her published work includes her first novel, La Casa de los Espiritus (The House of the Spirits), followed by De Amor y de Sombra (Of Love and Shadows), Eva Luna,... Isabel Allende is one of Latin America's foremost female writers. Her published work includes her first novel, La Casa de los Espiritus (The House of the Spirits), followed by De Amor y de Sombra (Of Love and Shadows), Eva Luna, and El Plan Infinitivo (The Infinite Plan). Ms. Allende has also written a collection of short stories called, Cuentos de Eva Luna (The Stories of Eva Luna).

She was born in Lima, Peru in 1942, but returned to Chile with her father, a diplomat, at the age of three. Two years after her uncle, Chilean President Salvador Allende, was assassinated in 1973, she fled with her husband and children to Venezuela.

Ms. Allende’s writing combines a sense of harsh, realistic, and political fiction with the surreal in the tradition of magical realism. Her work in Spanish, through translation, has also received acclaim in the United States.

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