A Celebration: Isabel Allende Day
As the author of 19 books and several short stories, Allende's work has inspired many. She draws on her harrowing experiences from her time spent in exile after her uncle's assassination in her writing and her speeches. Allende's ability to craft positive lessons about the strength of the human condition in her work earned her the Fulbright Global Citizen award, which was presented to her at the event thanks to her ability to, "[marry] art and activism in literature [in a manner] that resonates worldwide." She has touched millions of people with her powerful subject matter and even more powerful voice as an internationally requested speaker and award-winning author.