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Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a Chilean journalist and writer born August 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. His best-known works include the novels House of Spirits and the City of Animals. He has authored over 20 books translated into more than 35 languages ​​and has sold more than 67 million copies. Chilean writer Isabel Allende is famous for writing for international artists including 'The House of Spirits,' 'City of the Beasts,' 'Ines of My Soul' and 'Paula,' which commemorates her daughter's life and death. Allende's life changed completely when General Augusto Pinochet led a military coup in 1973, surpassing Salvador Allende's government. During the attack on presidential palace Salvador Allende was shot dead. In 1981, Allende started writing a letter to her grandfather, who had died in Chile. The book became the basis for his first book, The House of the Spirits (1985), which became a worldwide bestseller and launched his art work. During her career, Allende has received numerous awards for her work including the Chilean National Prize for Literature (2010) and the Library of Constitutional Arrivement Award for Fiction (2010). In 2014, President Barack Obama presented Allende with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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