· High Profile & Nobel Prizes
- The House of the Spirits
- August 30, 2005
- Dial Press Trade Paperback
The House of Spirits is a book about magic, politics, families, dreams, passion, obsession, and reconciliation. It is a book about almost everything, yet the relationship between innocence and natural/supernatural power is at the heart of all of these
- Ines of my soul
- August 28, 2007
- Harper Perennial
Allende recounts in her usual sweeping style the grand tale of Doña Inés Suárez, arguably the countrys founding mother. Writing in the year of her death, Inés tells of her modest girlhood in Spain and traveling to the New Wo
Isabel Allende is an internationally acclaimed author considered to be part of the Latin American feminist literary awakening. Born in Lima, Peru, she grew up in Chile and travelled around the world as the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. She is best known for her epic and highly autobiographical novel ′The House of Spirits′, which was later released as a motion picture in 1993.
Isabel Allende worked with the United Nation′s Food and Agriculture Organization in Santiago, then later in Brussels, Belgium, and in Europe. For a brief period in Chile, she also had a job translating Romance novels from English to Spanish. Reportedly, the CIA-backed military coup in 1973 "changed everything" for her because "her name meant she was caught up in finding safe passage for those on the wanted lists".
In 2006, she was one of the eight flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Her novels have been ranslated into 30 languages and sold more than 51 million copies.
Isabel′s presentations give fascinating insights into how she is guided by a vision of a world in which women have achieved social and economic justice. This vision includes empowerment of women and girls and protection of women and children.
• Social Justice
• Human Rights
• Women′s Rights