Born Isabel Allende Llona on August 2, 1942 in Lima Peru<br />In 2010 She received Chile’s National Literature Prize <br />In 2004 She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters <br />Became an American citizen in 2003 and currently resides in California with her husband<br />
Foundation <br /><ul><li>In 1996 Allende started the Isabel Allende Foundation
She wanted to support programs that promote and preserve the fundamental rights of women and children to be empowered and protected. </li></li></ul><li>Literacy Career<br /><ul><li>“Magical Realism is characterized as by two conflicting perspective, one based on a rational view of reality and the other on the acceptance of the supernatural as prosaic reality”. </li></ul>Magical Realism <br />
<ul><li>Isabel uses this style of writing in the majority of her works.
Books have been translated in over 30 languages and sold more than 56 million copies
There have been 3 movies made in correlation to her books.
Aphrodite, Eva Luna, and Gift for a Sweetheart</li></li></ul><li>Awards <br />Author of the Year 1984, 1986<br />Novel of the Year 1983, Book of the Year 1984<br />Best Novel 1985<br />Feminist of the Year Award 1994<br />Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature 1996<br />Chilean National Prize for Literature 2010<br />Hans Christina Anderson Literature Award 2011<br />
Novels <br />The House of Spirits The Porcelain Fat Lady <br />Of Love and Shadows The Stories of Eva Luna Eva Luna <br />The Infinite Plan Daughter of Fortune Paula <br />Portrait in Sepia City of the Beasts Zorro <br />My Invented Country Kingdom of the Golden Dragon <br />Forest of the Pygmies The Sum of Our Days Ines of My Soul<br />The Island Beneath the Sea El Cuaderno de Maya <br />
Works Cited <br /><ul><li>"Isabel Allende." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, 25 July 2011. Web. 25 July 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_Allende>.
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