About the Author
Ariel Dorfman is a renowned Chilean author. Pablo Neruda is one of Latin America's best-loved poets, his most famous work being "Canto General." Born in Chile, and widely respected for his outspoken political views, he died only days after the coup against the popularly elected Allende government in September 1973. Salvador Allende was the popularly elected president of Chile, overthrown by a bloody, US-sponsored coup led by General Pinochet on September 11, 1973. Editors Pilar Aguilera and Ricardo Fredes are young Chileans who now live in Australia.