El Cultural magazine interviews Chilean writer Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende (Lima, 1942) embarks on the legendary Winnipeg with “Largo pétalo de mar” (Long Sea Petal, Plaza & Janés), a tale of love and shadows, adventures ....

and nostalgia, which has succeeded in seducing thousands of readers.

What book are you reading now?

“Ordesa” by Manuel Vilas and “City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

What makes you quit reading a book?

If I’m twenty pages in and I get bored, if it is poorly written, or if the subject doesn’t interest me.

Which character would you like to sit down and have a coffee with tomorrow?

If it's a character from literature in general, I think I'd like to have coffee with Scheherazade. If it's a character from one of my books, Inés Suárez.

Read the full interview in its original language here

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