an evening with Isabel Allende Jan. 18
Allende, the internationally celebrated Latin American writer,
will discuss her work and a broad range of topics at a special
literary event at U.Va. Jan. 18.
program, An Evening With Isabel Allende, will be held
at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium and is free and open to
the public. A book-signing will follow.
whose best-selling novels include The House of the Spirits, Of
Love and Shadows and most recently, Portrait in Sepia, is the
niece and goddaughter of the former Chilean President Salvador
Allende. When he was assassinated in 1973, she was forced to leave
Chile and worked as a journalist elsewhere in Latin America for
a number of years.
moving 1995 autobiographical work, Paula, is dedicated to her
daughter, who earned an M.A. in psychology from U.Va. and died
at age 28 of a rare hereditary disease.
visiting lecturer in U.Va.s Spanish
department in 1988, she currently lives in California. Her
Jan. 18 appearance is sponsored by U.Va.s Spanish department
and several other Arts
& Sciences departments and programs.