“Allende’s books feel like ornate fairy tales, velvety and otherworldly and sly, as full of mystery as history.” Los Angeles Times
Literary legend Isabel Allende is beloved for sweeping narrative mixed with deeply personal, deftly political, evocatively historical writing. Allende wrote her acclaimed first novel, The House of the Spirits, in exile from her home country of Chile. She has since written 20 more works of fiction and memoir, including her latest work, The Japanese Lover. Among today’s most respected authors, Allende is an unapologetic romantic whose enduring passion blends with her unique wisdom gained from the experiences that have shaped her life. In a rare public appearance, “the queen of magical realism” (Los Angeles Times) weaves together her family history, literary trailblazing and the sorrows and heart-stirring beauty of the human condition.
$24 – $39 : General Public
$11 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
$11 : All Students (Student ID required for high school age and up)
Includes facility fee
Available on the Word of Mouth series