Presentation on theme: "(1942 - Present) Isabel Allende. Biography Novelist, translator, journalist, political activist, daughter, mother, and wife. Born in 1942 in Lima, Peru."— Presentation transcript:
Biography Novelist, translator, journalist, political activist, daughter, mother, and wife. Born in 1942 in Lima, Peru. Daughter of diplomat Tomás Allende, ambassador of Chile in Peru (Tomás Allende was first cousin of Salvador Allende, President of Chile between 1970 and 1973). In 1945, after her father’s disappearance, her mother moved to Santiago de Chile with her three children, where they lived until 1953. Between 1953 and 1958, Isabel Allende lived in various countries such as Bolivia y Lebanon, where she attended British and US private schools. The family returned to Chile in 1958. Isabel Allende met Miguel Frías there, and married him in 1962.
Biography Between 1959 and 1965, Allende worked for the United Nations in Santiago, Brussels and other European countries. Allende had her daughter Paula in 1963. In 1966 returned to Chile. On that same year, she had her son Nicolás. In 1973 she went to Venezuela on exile, where she lived for 13 years. In 1978 she separated from Miguel Frías. During a visit to California in 1988, Allende met her second husband, lawyer Willie Gordon. They currently live in San Rafael, California. She is the founder of The Isabel Allende Foundation, which focuses on programs that defend and support women and children’s rights.The Isabel Allende Foundation
Her work The House of the Spirits (1982) The Porcelain Fat Lady (1984) Of Love and Shadows (1985) Eva Luna (1987) The Stories of Eva Luna (1989) The Infinite Plan (1991) Paula (1995) Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses (1998) Daughter of Fortune (1999)
Portrait in Sepia (2000) City of the Beasts (2002) My Invented Country: A Memoir (2003) Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2004) Zorro (2005) Forest of the Pygmies (2005) Ines of My Soul (2006) The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir (2008) “Island Under the Sea” (2009)