Isabel Allende is the bestselling author of twelve works of fiction, four memoirs, and three young-adult novels, which have been translated into more than thirty-five languages with sales in excess of fifty-seven million copies. She is the author most recently of the bestsellers MAYA’S NOTEBOOK, ISLAND BENEATH THE SEA, INÉS OF MY SOUL, PORTRAIT IN SEPIA, and DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Literary Award in 2012. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.