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, many 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.”

Produced and presented by Dheera Sujan

Interview was made in 1995 and rebroadcast in 1997 as part of the 50th anniversary of Radio Netherlands