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. 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.
Since then I published a dozen books. You can see all titles in my Wikipedia page > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Coelho

I keep a blog (http://paulocoelhoblog.com/) that I update regularly. You can also watch for my stories here on Wattpad.

Find me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/paulocoelho 
  • Location:
    Geneva, Switzerland
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    2 years ago

4 Published Works

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Description: 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 who had been a friend in her youth. A woman in her thirties begins to question...

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Short Stories

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A collection of short stories from Paulo Coelho.

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Contos de Paulo Coelho.

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On Writing

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A Filipino blogger, Jerome, collected a series of my comments on writing – and I found his page by cha...

I've read most of your books and i'm still reading them. I've read The Alchemist over 5 times and Eleven Minutes at least 3 times. Those two are my favorite books.You are an amazing writer, keep me entertained. ;)
RhysJordy posted a message to PauloCoelho
Je me demande si je ne suis pas le seul a ecrire actuellement en francais, il est fort probable que Paulo ne lise pas ce que je vais poster. Mais le fait de poster ici est pour moi, tres significatif, en ce moment, je suis a la croise de mes chemins. Et je me suis decide sur le chemin que je vais entreprendre. Ma lecture du moment, c Aleph. Just thanks you Paulo Coelho. tu me permets de voir ce que je savais deja.
janire269 posted a message to PauloCoelho
OMG! I'm so excited! I never thought I could find you on Wattpad. I'm from Spain and I know about you because my language teacher told me about your book . He said that there was so interesting and I tried to read it and I have to say that I like a it lot. I cried reading "The Alchemist", but is one of the best books I  ever read.
I want to apologize because my english isn't the best. I´m in the secondary and i dont know a lot about english.
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