• Isabel Allende in conversation with Jeanette Winterson

  • Tue, 11-02-2020 at 19:00
  • The Dancehouse Theatre
    10 Oxford Road
    M1 5QA Manchester
Isabel Allende in conversation with Jeanette Winterson - The Dancehouse Theatre - Manchester

Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are thrilled to welcome one of Latin America’s greatest authors to the UK for her first visit in 12 years.Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel is the author of 24 bestselling books including 'The House of Spirits', 'Daughter of Fortune' and 'City of the Beasts'. Her work has been translated into 42 languages and she is the recipient of over 60 awards, including the 2018 National Book Awards Lifetime Achievement. To celebrate the publication of her new novel, 'A Long Petal of the Sea', Isabel will read and discuss her work with author and Professor of New Writing, Jeanette Winterson.Informed by the lives of friends and relatives, 'A Long Petal of the Sea' is a masterful work of historical fiction about home and belonging, hope and sorrow. It starts in 1939 at the end of the Spanish Civil War, when half a million refugees escaped Franco by walking from Spain to France, and follows a young doctor and his sister-in-law as they navigate the turmoil and displacement of the 20th century. Their journey takes them from Europe to Chile and Venezuela, and includes a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations.Tickets are £12 or £25 including a copy of 'A Long Petal of the Sea'.Please note that clicking 'attending' on this event is not considered proof of purchase. You must buy a ticket via the link provided. All questions should be directed to Manchester Literature Festival