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Name Paulo Coelho
Location Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Member Since Jul 17, 2012
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I was born in Rio de Janeiro and knew I wanted to become a writer since I was a teenager. After traveling through South America, North Africa, Mexico and Europe in the 1960s, I settled in Brazil and wrote lyrics for Brazilian musicians like Raul Seixas, Elis Regina and Rita Lee. I wrote my first book, Hell Archives, in 1982. Four years later, I made the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, a 500-mile road in northwestern Spain. My experiences there would become the basis of The Pilgrimage. I wrote The Alchemist, a story about a shepherd on a spiritual journey to the Egyptian pyramids looking for a treasure, the following year.

I keep a blog ( that I update regularly. You can also watch for my stories here on Wattpad.


Short Stories

Short Stories

Spiritual #21
30 parts / 8 pages, updated Sep 10, 2014
A collection of short stories from Paulo Coelho.
1,846,993 reads votes 18,571 comments 2,199


Spiritual #346
26 parts / 6 pages, updated Sep 10, 2014
Contos de Paulo Coelho.
45,995 reads votes 858 comments 66
Adultery (Excerpt)

Adultery (Excerpt)

1 page, updated Aug 09, 2014
In the latest novel from #1 best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man... read more
6,320 reads votes 278 comments 63
On Writing

On Writing

1 page, updated Sep 04, 2012Completed
A Filipino blogger, Jerome, collected a series of my comments on writing – and I found his page by chance.
36,408 reads votes 1,757 comments 315

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