In the late 1930s, Spain’s civil war impelled thousands of refugees to flee their homes seeking a safer life. Isabel Allende’s latest book, A Long Petal of the Sea, follows a pregnant young widow who finds her life intertwined with an army doctor who is the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Isabel Allende will speak in conversation with Adam Hochschild about her book and the legacy of the Spanish Civil War in Latin America and around the world.
Isabel Allende is one of the most widely read authors in the world. She has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Adam Hochschild is an author, historian, and lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. His works include King Leopold’s Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts, which follows Americans fighting in the Spanish Civil War.