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
  • Joined:
    2 years ago

4 Published Works

Featured work.


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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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Other Works by PauloCoelho.
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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On Writing

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...

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Um escritor maravilhoso e um exemplo para pessoas ao redor do mundo. Obrigada por toda palavra escrita de sua mente. Ter escritores como Paulo Coelho, me faz ter orgulho de ser Brasileira!