Isabel Allende with Michael Toms (interview date May/June 1994)
SOURCE: An interview in Common Boundary, May/June, 1994, pp. 16-23.
[In the following interview, Allende discusses her writing technique, how personal experience has affected her works, her literary influences, and her career as a journalist.]
[Toms]: You began your writing career as a journalist. How did you become a fiction writer?
[Allende]: I didn't have a choice. I had been silent for a very long time, paralyzed by the experience of exile and the losses in my life....
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