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LIVE from the NYPL: Isabel Allende & Elissa Schappell Unmask ZORRO!

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May 25, 2005

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum

"Who was Zorro, the masked avenger? Why is he beloved by everybody?especially young women?and why is he still relevant today? Please join Zorro, Elissa Schappell and me for an evening of literature, swashbuckling and fun!"
--Isabel Allende

About Isabel Allende:

In Zorro, Isabel Allende offers a fresh, wholly original take on the legendary masked hero of the Spanish New World examining the duality of a man who inhabits two worlds. She has also completed her trilogy for younger readers begun in City of the Beasts, and followed by last year's Kingdom of the Golden Dragon?with Forest of the Pygmies. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.

About Elissa Schappell:

Elissa Schappell's most recent book, edited with Jenny Offill, is The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women's True Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away. She is also a contributing editor and book columnist for Vanity Fair; co-founder of Tin House magazine; and formerly a senior editor for The Paris Review.

Isabel Allende & Elissa Schappell Unmask ZORRO! is this year's Salomon Lecture, an annual event made possible by an endowed fund established by the friends and associates of the late Richard B. Salomon.