Isabel Allende

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Isabel Allende: ‘I have been displaced most of my life’
The Chilean American author on the allure of Arabian Nights, the inspiration of Gabriel García Márquez and the heartbreak of Jack London

Isabel Allende

11, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Isabel Allende: ‘I still have the same rage’
The renowned author on the unfinished task of replacing the patriarchy, swapping 24,000 letters with her mother, and why she gives all her books away

Hephzibah Anderson

15, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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In brief: The Walking People; Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain; A Long Petal of the Sea – reviews
Mary Beth Keane’s rich debut is republished, Lisa Feldman Barrett makes neuroscience snappy, and Isabel Allende engrosses with a Spanish saga

Hannah Beckerman

28, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Isabel Allende: 'Everyone called me crazy for divorcing in my 70s. I’ve never been scared of being alone'
The bestselling Chilean American novelist talks about her foundation for women, laughing too much to write romance - and what she’s learned from her grandchildren

Fiona Sturges

13, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 books about silence | Abbie Greaves
Not saying anything can be as eloquent as speech, as told by authors from ranging from Pat Barker to Carson McCullers and Ian McEwan

Abbie Greaves

20, May, 2020 @9:17 AM

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A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende review – love on the run from Franco
A doctor and his brother’s wife connect in exile from fascist Spain

Hephzibah Anderson

02, Feb, 2020 @1:00 PM

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A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende review – a sweeping historical saga
Allende’s novel spans generations and countries as it follows a real-life doctor from the Spanish civil war to the fall of Pinochet

Natasha Pulley

16, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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National Book Awards: Sigrid Nunez wins fiction prize as Isabel Allende is honoured
Chilean-born author receives lifetime achievement award at ceremony celebrating diversity, truth and literature as healing forces in a dark time

Steph Harmon

15, Nov, 2018 @3:40 AM

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Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood lead campaign for displaced writers
The two novelists are among 200 writers and artists backing PEN International’s three-year plan to promote work by censored and persecuted people

Danuta Kean

31, May, 2017 @8:37 AM

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Isabel Allende: 'Few couples survive the death of one child, let alone three'
After years of exile, novelist Isabel Allende found sanctuary in a rock-solid marriage. Now alone for the first time in 27 years, she reflects on loneliness, her fears for South America – and why living longer means making more mistakes

Rory Carroll

02, Dec, 2015 @6:40 PM

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Isabel Allende to be awarded US Presidential Medal of Freedom
Chilean-American author to receive the highest civilian honour in the US at White House ceremony with Obama this month

Alison Flood

11, Nov, 2014 @4:54 PM

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Isabel Allende's scorn for crime fiction draws fire from fans and writers
Widespread outrage after author of Ripper says her venture into the genre is 'a joke' and reveals dislike for thrillers

Alison Flood

14, Feb, 2014 @12:30 PM

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