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

Find My Christmas Stories here:

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
  • Joined:
    2 years ago

6 Published Works

Featured work.

A Christmas Story

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Description: This story comes from a special edition of Paulo Coelho's Christmas Stories.  The stories speak to the joy, generosity, humility and the small-yet-large miracles that we experience in our day-to-day lives.  Paulo’s words, observations and thou...

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The Music Coming from the House

The Music Coming from the House

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In the latest novel from #1 best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui...

Short Stories

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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darkmagi2711 posted a message to PauloCoelho
paulo coelho on wattpad! its amazing.. i super love your books sir. in fact, whenever i have extra money from my allowance, i will directly go to a bookstore and buy your books because my goal is to collect all your works. your works bring inspiration to me and to all the people who read it.  its like magic! :)
thank u for bringing that magic into writing and i hope sir you'll have book signing here in cebu,philippines because im sure a lot of people like me who idolize your book will love to see you. :)
liabie posted a message to PauloCoelho
hello sir, I am a great fan of your writing. your alchemist is a wonderful book sir. it is really a life giving book sir. I am a budding writer. my dad wants me to become a great writer. I actually started writing just make my dad happy. now I really started liking my job. alchemist is an inspirational book.
zync93 posted a message to PauloCoelho
Hi Sir.You are a great writer of the decade.You biography is really great because even you faced those hurdles to fulfill your dream but you strive it."I had a person whom I loved, I had money, but I was not fulfilling my dream. My dream was, and still is, to be a writer",that  speech of yours had really inspired me to persuade my goal to become a journalist in the future.