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Paulo Coelho

Biography

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho’s life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books. He has flirted with death, escaped madness, dallied with drugs, withstood torture, experimented with magic and alchemy, studied philosophy and religion, read voraciously, lost and recovered his faith, and experienced the pain and pleasure of love. In searching for his own place in the world, he has discovered answers for the challenges that everyone faces. He believes that within ourselves we have the necessary strength to find our own destiny. 

Paulo Coelho’s books have been translated into 80 languages and have sold more than 225 million copies in more than 170 countries. His 1988 novel, THE ALCHEMIST, has sold more than 65 million copies and has been cited as an inspiration by people as diverse as Malala Yousafzai and Pharrell Williams. 

He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Paulo Coelho

Books by Paulo Coelho

Written by Paulo Coelho and Derek Ruiz; Illustrated by Daniel Sampere - Graphic Novel

Andalusian shepherd boy Santiago travels from Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of buried treasure. Along the way, he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago towards his goal. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.

by Paulo Coelho - Religion & Spirituality

Timeless and entertaining, exotic yet simple, this fable breaks down the steps in the journey we all take to find the most meaningful riches in our lives. Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams about finding a treasure in the pyramids of Egypt, shows how along the way we learn to trust our hearts, read seemingly inconspicuous signs, and understand that as we look to fulfill a dream, it looks to find us just the same...if we let it.