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Why we write : 20 acclaimed authors on how and why they do what they do / edited by Meredith Maran.

Why we write : 20 acclaimed authors on how and why they do what they do

Maran, Meredith, edt. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780452298156 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0452298156 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xix, 228 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Plume, 2013.

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Isabel Allende -- David Baldacci -- Jennifer Egan -- James Frey -- Sue Grafton -- Sara Gruen -- Kathryn Harrison -- Gish Jen -- Sebastian Junger -- Mary Karr -- Michael Lewis -- Armistead Maupin -- Terry McMillan -- Rick Moody -- Walter Mosley -- Susan Orlean -- Ann Patchett -- Jodi Picoult -- Jane Smiley -- Meg Wolitzer.
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Why We Write : 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
Why We Write : 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
by Maran, Meredith (Editor); Allende, Isabel
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Why We Write : 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. She explores the issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees in her novel, In The Midst of Winter. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. (Bowker Author Biography)


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