Hispanic-American Authors

  • Isabel Allende

    Isabel Allende
    Isabel Allende was born in Lima, Peru in 1942. The best selling author spent her time as a child in Europe, South America and the Middle East. As a teenager. she became a writer and a television host. Her most acclaimed novel, House of Spirits, was published in 1985. She has lived and worked in the U.S. since 1988.
  • Gary Soto

    Gary Soto
    Gary Soto is nown for writing fiction and narrative poems for children. His books are often sympathetic and humorous. Some of his most famous works include- Baseball in April and Other Stories (1990) and the novel Taking Sides (1991). Soto is a professor of creative writing at the University of California. He travels to other schools in California to promote writing.
  • Julia Alvarez

    Julia Alvarez
    Julia Alvarez' writing is based on her memories of childhood in the Dominican Republic. Her family fled DR in 1960and moved to NYC. Alvarez wrote poems and novels. Her most famous novels are the award-winning- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Before We Were Free (2003). Read more: Julia Alvarez — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0882796.h