Isabel Allende is a prominent Chilean Author who is known for her “magical realism” style of writing. She has spawned 20 bestselling books translated in 35 languages and sold more than 65 million copies. Isabel is also the winner of 50 prestigious awards in more than 15 countries.
Raised in Chile in the early 1940’s by her mother, Isabel always wanted to be treated equally, like her brothers. At the age of 3, her father disappeared; in fact, he had always been a stranger to her. The only time she saw him was when she was called to identify his body at the morgue. Isabel’s mother was a big influence on her life and they lived with her grandfather who also played a key role. She was also deeply influenced by her uncle Salvador Allende, who was elected as the President of Chile in 1970.