Isabel Angelica Allende Llona is a Chilean writer.
35 Facts About Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende's novels are often based upon her personal experience and historical events and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements of myth and realism.
Isabel Allende has lectured and toured many US colleges to teach literature.
Fluent in English, Isabel Allende was granted United States citizenship in 1993, having lived in California since 1989, first with her American husband.
Isabel Allende's father was a first cousin of Salvador Allende, President of Chile from 1970 to 1973.
In 1945, after Tomas left them, Isabel Allende's mother relocated with her three children to Santiago, Chile, where they lived until 1953.
In 1953 Isabel Allende's mother married Ramon Huidobro and the family moved often.
In La Paz, Bolivia, Isabel Allende attended an American private school; and in Beirut, Lebanon, she attended an English private school.
The family returned to Chile in 1958, where Isabel Allende was briefly home-schooled.
In 1970, Salvador Isabel Allende appointed Huidobro as ambassador to Argentina.
From 1959 to 1965, Isabel Allende worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Santiago, then in Brussels, and elsewhere in Europe.
Isabel Allende's and Frias's daughter Paula was born in 1963; she died in 1992.
In 1966, Isabel Allende again returned to Chile, where her son Nicolas was born that year.
In 1973, Salvador Isabel Allende was overthrown in a coup led by General Augusto Pinochet.
Isabel Allende found herself arranging safe passage for people on the "wanted lists", which she continued to do until her mother and stepfather narrowly escaped assassination.
Isabel Allende lived in Spain for two months, then returned to her marriage.
Isabel Allende divorced her first husband, Miguel Frias, in 1987.
Isabel Allende presented the talk Tales of Passion at TED 2007.
Isabel Allende has regularly defended the record of her father's cousin, Salvador Allende.
Isabel Allende published two children's stories, "La Abuela Panchita" and "Lauchas y Lauchones", as well as a collection of articles, Civilice a Su Troglodita.
Isabel Allende worked in Chilean television production for channels 7 and 13 from 1970 to 1974.
Isabel Allende advised her to compile her satirical columns in book form.
Isabel Allende did so, and this became her first published book.
Isabel Allende was compared to Gabriel Garcia Marquez as an author in the style known as magical realism.
Isabel Allende's book Paula is a memoir of her childhood in Santiago and the years she spent in exile.
Isabel Allende spent months at Paula's bedside before learning that a hospital mishap had caused the brain damage.
Isabel Allende had Paula moved to a hospital in California where she died on 6 December 1992.
Isabel Allende's novels have been translated into more than 42 languages and sold more than 77 million copies.
Isabel Allende's 2008 book, The Sum of Our Days, is a memoir.
Literary critic Harold Bloom said that Isabel Allende only "reflects a determinate period, and that afterwards everybody will have forgotten her".
Isabel Allende said to El Clarin that she recognizes that she has not always received good reviews in Chile, stating that Chilean intellectuals "detest" her.
Isabel Allende is a very bad writer and only reflects a certain period.
Isabel Allende seems to me to be a bad writer, plain and simple, and to call her a writer is to give her court.
Isabel Allende makes a huge mistake, mistaking bestseller for literary quality.
Physically, Isabel Allende is not very prominent in the picture, but for many years she has had a great literary significance for readers all over the world.