Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho

Biography

Date of birth: 24 August 1947

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist, and one of the most popular authors in the world. His novel, The Alchemist, has been translated into over 80 languages and sold over 65 million copies. In total, he has sold over 150 million books around the world.

Coelho had wanted to be a writer since he was young but pressure from his parents prevented him from fully following his dream. He worked as a theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist before finally dedicating his time to writing. He came to the decision after walking the 500-mile Road of Santiago de Compostela, the experience of which he documented in his autobiographical novel, The Pilgrimage.

Coelho wrote The Alchemist in 1987, publishing it through a small Brazilian publishing house which printed less than a thousand copies. He later found a larger publishing house which, after the success of his novel Brida, allowed The Alchemist to become a best-seller.

Coelho is the most successful Portuguese language author.

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Adultery

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Adultery

Adultery (Hardback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Hardback 304 pages
Published: 14/08/2014
Publisher: Hutchinson

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Manuscript Found in Accra

Manuscript Found in Accra (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 208 pages
Published: 16/01/2014
Publisher: Harper

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The incredible new novel from internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist. After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding... Read more

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Aleph

Aleph (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 08/03/2012
Publisher: Harper

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The new novel by the author of The Alchemist. Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one... Read more

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The Winner Stands Alone

The Winner Stands Alone (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Harper

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The Winner Stands Alone is the enthralling new novel by the incomparable Paulo Coelho. The story is set during the Cannes International Film... Read more

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Life: Selected Quotations

Life: Selected Quotations (Hardback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Hardback 128 pages
Published: 02/07/2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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A treasury of selected quotations from one of the world's best-loved and best-selling writers and the author of The Alchemist. * Paulo Coelho is... Read more

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The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 03/03/2008
Publisher: Harper

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From one of the world's best loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho, comes a riveting novel tracing the mysterious life and disappearance of Athena... Read more

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Like the Flowing River: Thoughts and Reflections

Like the Flowing River: Thoughts and Reflections (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 04/06/2007
Publisher: Harper

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A breathtaking collection of reflections from one of the world's best loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho. In this riveting collection of thoughts... Read more

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The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 02/05/2006
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'The Zahir', Paulo Coelho's new novel available in paperback for the first time, incorporates exclusive new content including an extra... Read more

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Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 07/06/2004
Publisher: Harper Element

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The new bestselling novel, now in paperback, from international literary phenomenon Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist. A chance meeting in Rio... Read more

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The Devil and Miss Prym

The Devil and Miss Prym (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 30/03/2002
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A new novel from Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist. A stranger arrives in the small mountain village. He carries with him a backpack containing... Read more

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Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 13/02/2014
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The new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho - a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of... Read more

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Manual of the Warrior of Light

Manual of the Warrior of Light (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho, et al.

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 02/06/2003
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A collection of inspirational thoughts and stories from bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho. A collection of insightful philosophical... Read more

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The Fifth Mountain

The Fifth Mountain (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho, et al.

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 04/09/2000
Publisher: Thorsons

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Published in over 100 countries, translated into 42 different languages, with over 21 million copies of his books sold internationally, Paulo Coelho... Read more

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By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept

By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 03/01/1998
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The story of an independent young woman whose life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a childhood friend. A magical blend of compelling... Read more

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Maktub

Maktub (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 192 pages
Published: 04/05/2011
Publisher: Editions 84

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The Valkyries: An Encounter with Angels

The Valkyries: An Encounter with Angels (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 03/01/1998
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This is a modern-day adventure story featuring Paulo's supernatural encounter with angels - who appear as warrior women and travel through the... Read more

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Brida

Brida (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 19/03/2009
Publisher: Harper

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The latest spellbinding novel from one of the world's best-loved authors, Paulo Coelho, now in paperback. This is the story of Brida, a young... Read more

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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream (Paperback)

by Paulo Coelho

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 03/01/1998
Publisher: Thorsons

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A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this... Read more

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The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom

The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 04/04/1944
Publisher: Thorsons

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The 25th anniversary edition of The Pilgrimage, the precursor to The Alchemist. In this gripping story, Paulo Coelho is on a quest for the ultimate... Read more

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