190 million copies sold, translated in 81 languages and present in 137 countries 

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.

Find me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/paulocoelho
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    Geneva, Switzerland
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6 Published Works

Featured work.

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Description: El religioso Alan Jones dice que, para construir nuestra alma, nos son necesarias las Cuatro Fuerzas Invisibles: el amor, la muerte, el poder, y el tiempo. Es necesario amar, porque somos amados por Dios. Es necesaria la conciencia de la muerte, par...

#14 in General Fiction

Other Works by PauloCoelho.


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A woman in her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's ey...

#617 in General Fiction
The seven cardinal sins

The seven cardinal sins

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Beginning in the early 14th century, the popularity of the seven deadly sins as a theme among European a...

Short Stories

Short Stories

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A collection of short stories from Paulo Coelho.

#75 in Spiritual


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Contos de Paulo Coelho.

#25 in Spiritual
coleen01 posted a message to PauloCoelho
i pray for your go0d health so you can c0ntinue inspiring the y0uth whose values are c0ntinuously corrupted in this troubled world of ours. maraming,maraming salamat po sa magagandang katha ninyo! God bless you always!
hola, soy nueva aqui y estoy haciendo una "novela" para adolescentes con hechos reales, me gustaría que puedas leerla y dejar tu opinión. gracias<3 eres un genio! amo tu novela, me gustaría que la gente pueda leer la mía
Hiveamesyhair posted a message to PauloCoelho
Me encanta tu historia!!! Me gustaría saber que usted o algunos de ustedes chicos la leyeran también!! Me harían feliz. Un saludo❤️❤️❤️