Karen Tei Yamashita to receive honorary National Book Award
The National Book Foundation announced Friday that Karen Tei Yamashita has been awarded its medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a $10,000 honor previously given to Toni Morrison, Robert Caro and Isabel Allende among others.
Q&A: Isabel Allende on feminism, TV series, love in pandemic
NEW YORK – Isabel Allende is not only the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author but also a self-declared and outspoken feminist. She also reflects on the #MeToo movement, the recent social unrest in Chile and the global pandemic. AdDuring the interview, Allende recalled her beginnings as a feminist and also spoke about her experience as a 78-year-old “newlywed” in confinement. Allende: The year of the pandemic has had everything paralyzed, but things continue to move forward. AdAllende: Well, because what a writer needs is time, silence and solitude, and the pandemic has given me that.