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

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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...

Other Works by PauloCoelho.
The Music Coming from the House

The Music Coming from the House

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This story comes from a special edition of Paulo Coelho's Christmas Stories.  The stories speak to the...



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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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julliet_f posted a message to PauloCoelho
omg! is this really paulo coelho!! I am a big fan, and I love the alchemist is it soo symbolic ... it would be a dream coming true if u enrich my writings with your comments... with love