Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including A Long Petal of the Sea, The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna and Paula. Her books have been translated into more than forty-two languages and have sold more than seventy-five million copies worldwide. She lives in California.
Melanie Saward is a proud descendant of the Bigambul and Wakka Wakka peoples. She is a writer, editor, and university lecturer based in Tulmur (Ipswich). Her writing has been published in Flock, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, and New Australian Fiction 2019 and she is the managing editor of Djed Press.