Taped by WGBH Forum Network, Isabel Allende, called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author," visited First Parish Church in Cambridge, MA to discuss her thriller, Ripper.

From writing (or not writing) with her husband to dipping into different genres, Allende talks about her writing process, finding her characters, and having the courage to write about difficult topics.  After reading a short excerpt from her book (including the first page, which her husband advised her, must have a corpse to be a thriller), Allende answers questions about love ("the energy that moves the world"), romance ("I would write erotica, but my parents are still alive"), and being a feminist.

This talk took place on January 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.