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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Reading Lists

6 Published Works

Featured work.


Social data: 118K reads. 1.7K votes. 187 comments.

Description: A woman in her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounter...

#231 in General Fiction

Other Works by PauloCoelho.
Para leer en el autobús (Español)

Para leer en el autobús (Español)

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El religioso Alan Jones dice que, para construir nuestra alma, nos son necesarias las Cuatro Fuerzas Inv...

#27 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.

#74 in Spiritual


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Contos de Paulo Coelho.

#7 in Spiritual
OMG !!! i love reading ur books ... they are just beyond words.. 
      i tot i could read ur books here in wattpad.. i was wrong i guess.. 
      and yes.. Dear paulo sir .. i started writting a book ... it is rubbish but i write anyway...