Books Change Lives: Isabel Allende

18th June 2021 | News

We are hosting our next Books Change Lives live interview and Q&A with novelist Isabel Allende – one of the most widely read authors in the world, on Thursday 1st July 2021, 6-7pm. 

At this online event Isabel Allende will discuss her approach to writing, her own relationship with reading, and the books that have inspired her throughout her life.

During the interview, Isabel will look back at a selection of the books she has written including The House of the SpiritsCity of the Beasts, A Long Petal of the Sea, and her 2021 memoir The Soul of a Woman. The Los Angeles Times described the latter as “a gift to younger generations”, and Kirkus Reviews as a “pithy, upbeat memoir by a self-described romantic feminist.”

The author will also touch on HBO’s recent biopic Isabel – an intimate and moving portrayal of her life as a writer, feminist and mother. “Like her writing, ‘Isabel’ is personal and political, mixing the two to tell the story of a human being who faces a harsh world bravely but imperfectly.” – Cristina Escobar.

Tickets and event information

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Tickets for this event are available on a donation basis – your donation will enable us to send more books to people and communities across the world who really need them. We kindly ask that you give an amount of your choice to support our important work – for every £2 donated, we can send another book.

£10 could help send 5 brand new books to support a child’s education in Kenya. £40 could help send 20 new medical books to under-resourced midwives in Sierra Leone. £100 could send 50 educational books to a primary school in Zambia.

Please note there is a minimum donation amount of £1. Once registered you will receive confirmation of your booking by email and your access link will be sent two hours in advance of the live event, which will be hosted on Zoom. Please email iona.rowland@bookaid.org if you have any issues registering for this event.

About Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende – novelist, philanthropist, and feminist – is one of the most widely read authors in the world. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of twenty-four bestselling and critically acclaimed books which have been translated into more than 42 languages, including The House of the Spirits. Her most recent novel, A Long Petal of the Sea, was both a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and was published in paperback in March 2021

With thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for generously supporting this special event.

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