"Back then I was totally innocent about literature," the 71-year-old, whose books have sold 60 million copies and been translated into 35 languages, told AFP from San Francisco, where she lives.
Isabel Allende Nostalgic For 'Literary Innocence'
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January 29, 2014

Via AFP:

Chilean writer Isabel Allende admits she sometimes feels nostalgic for her "literary innocence" when she wrote "The House of the Spirits," the award-winning debut book which catapulted her to stardom.

Allende, who has just published her first police thriller, said she has come a long way since the best-selling 1982 work.

"Back then I was totally innocent about literature," the 71-year-old, whose books have sold 60 million copies and been translated into 35 languages, told AFP from San Francisco, where she lives.

The writer, whose 20 or so books have included novels, essays and memoi...

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