Dame of the Day: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

Today’s Dame of the Day is Isabel Allende (August 2, 1942-). At the beginning of her career, she translated romance novels from Spanish to English but was reprimanded for rewriting the text to make the female characters more intelligent. Later on, she wrote her own novels, blending personal details from her own life with magical realism to become one of the most read authors in the Spanish-speaking world.

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