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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6 Published Works

Featured work.


Social data: 127K reads. 1.9K votes. 211 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...

#450 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...

#26 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.

#17 in Spiritual
2vecesyo posted a message to PauloCoelho
Uno de mis escritores favoritos. Mi primer libro completo (Once minutos). Mi libro favorito (Veronika decid morir) 
      Definitivamente amo tu gran talento, cada lección que ha quedado grabada en mi. Gracias.
me encanta la manera en que escribes .
      eres un gran escritor sin duda el mejor para mi .
      amo tu libro "veronika decide morir " en lo personal me ayudo mucho para valorar mi vida .
@Noel3_smile hola. Espero no ilusionarte confundiéndote creyendo que talvez Cohello te responde dio con la notificación. Tu comentario es tan sincero y, créeme, yo apoyo al máximo eso. ¡DI NO A LOS USUARIOS FALSOS! >.< Bendiones
carlos231999 posted a message to PauloCoelho
Don Paulo si es posible que usted tome en cuenta este mensaje solo dejeme decirle que lo admiro y respeto, puedo preguntarle algo?
      usted de que se inspira en las ideas de sus novelas tal vez lo ha dicho antes pero yo no le he escuchado asi que por favor responda y lo admirare aun mas si es que aun se puede gracias.