WRITER

Isabel Allende

1942 - Today

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Isabel Angélica Allende Llona (American Spanish: [isaˈβel aˈʝende] (listen); born in Lima, Peru, 2 August 1942) is a Chilean writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism, is known for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002), which have been commercially highly successful. Allende has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author." In 2004, Allende was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isabel Allende has received more than 2,120,514 page views. Her biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Isabel Allende is the 246th most popular writer (up from 307th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Peru and the 2nd most popular Peruvian Writer.

Isabel Allende is most famous for her novel "The House of the Spirits," which tells the story of three generations of women in her family.

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  • 3.76

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Isabel Allende ranks 246 out of 5,794Before her are Christine de Pizan, Prosper Mérimée, Philip K. Dick, Alphonse Daudet, Sallust, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. After her are Ian Fleming, Anna Akhmatova, Dario Fo, Torquato Tasso, Carlo Goldoni, and Terry Pratchett.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1942, Isabel Allende ranks 16Before her are Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, Harrison Ford, Peter Handke, Barbra Streisand, and Ronnie James Dio. After her are Aretha Franklin, Scatman John, Dino Zoff, Michael Haneke, Brian Wilson, and Brian Jones.

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In Peru

Among people born in Peru, Isabel Allende ranks 4 out of 196Before her are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1920), Atahualpa (1502), and Mario Vargas Llosa (1936). After her are Carlos Castaneda (1925), Lina Medina (1933), Alberto Fujimori (1938), Túpac Amaru (1545), Pachacuti (1380), Rose of Lima (1586), Manco Cápac (1250), and Túpac Amaru II (1738).

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Among WRITERS In Peru

Among writers born in Peru, Isabel Allende ranks 2Before her are Mario Vargas Llosa (1936). After her are Carlos Castaneda (1925), Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539), César Vallejo (1892), Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1535), José Carlos Mariátegui (1894), José María Arguedas (1911), Ricardo Palma (1833), Ciro Alegría (1909), and Jaime Bayly (1965).

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