Isabel Allende writes all her works in Spanish but has manytranslators all over the world. She has an especially close relationship with Margaret Sayers Peden who translates her works into English.
•Allende starts writing each of her books on January 8th.That is the day she received the call telling her that her grandfather was dying, and the day she began a letter to him which would eventually become the novel The House of Spirits.
•SalvadorAllende, a famous Chilean political figure, was Isabel's uncle. Allende founded The Paula Foundation in honor of her daughter who died in 1992. The Foundation has concentrated its efforts on education,health, protection and well being, mainly for women and children. It helps support other nonprofit organizations in the United States, Chile, Bangladesh, India and other countries.
• "WickedGirl," a short story from Isabel Allende's collection Stories of Eva Luna, was adapted into a ballet.
• Created on December 9, 1996, the Isabel Allende Foundation pays homage to Paula Frias, Isabel'sdaughter, who passed away on December 6, 1992.
During her short life Paula worked as a volunteer in poor communities in Venezuela and Spain offering her time, her total dedication, and her skills asan educator and psychologist. She cared deeply for others. When in doubt, her motto was: What is the most generous thing to do? The Isabel Allende Foundation was created to honor Paula's life work,...