Isabel Allende: An interview about her book “Paula”

Isabel Allende (© Michael Shapiro)

The Chilean writer Isabel Allende experienced her first breakthrough with “The House of the Spirits” in 1982. Since then she has written many more best-selling acclaimed books, some of which are based on personal experience. Her 1995 memoir “Paula” looks back on her childhood in Chile and years in exile and is written as a letter to her daughter Paula who was then in a coma. Allende said it was a book about the untimely death of a young woman but a celebration of life.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: 1995