Award-winning Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende will come together with her D.C.-based fans to discuss her new book on Tuesday, January 21.
The New York Times bestselling author’s recently published novel A Long Petal of the Sea “follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.”
The event was organized by Politics and Prose, an independent bookstore on Connecticut Avenue in the northwest D.C. neighborhood Chevy Chase.
Sixth & I, located at the corner of Sixth Street and I Street, in Chinatown, is hosting the discussion between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., which you can join for an entry fee from $22 – $40.
“A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers,” the event brief says.
It is noted that the program does not include a book signing. However, all the books will be pre-signed by Allende.
Known as “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author,” Allende became popular after her novels The House of the Spirits (La Casa de Los Espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La Ciudad de Las Bestias, 2002).
She won Chile’s National Literature Prize in 2010 was granted the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. She received US citizenship in 1993.
She is also related to former Chilean President Salvador Allende through her father.