Author of The Alchemist
Written by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author, The Alchemist is a bestseller novel which has sold over 225 million copies of his books worldwide. It was first published in 1988 and became a classic in the world of literature since then.
Born on August 24, 1947, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Coelho started his career as a writer in the 1980s and has since become one of the most successful and widely read authors in the world. Coelho’s first book, Hell Archives, was published in 1982, but it didn’t make a substantial impact. However, it was his second book The Alchemist that brought him international fame.
Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is translated into more than 80 languages and has won several awards. The book has received two Guinness World Records: the most translated author for the same book and the most translations of a single title signed in one sitting.
The author started writing when he was a teenager, as he began writing lyrics for rock bands. Later, Coelho became a journalist and worked for various newspapers and magazines in Brazil.
Coelho’s writing style is poetic and philosophical, with many thought-provoking quotes that have become popular among readers all over the world and are often used on social media as well as the movies.
His other notable books include Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, The Valkyries, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello and The Pilgrimage. Paulo Coelho is a prolific author whose writing has inspired millions of readers around the world and deals with universal themes that connect people from diverse backgrounds.