Paulo Coelho
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Paulo Coelho

The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raúl Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote 'The Pilgrimage', an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career.

In the following year, COELHO published 'The Alchemist'. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time.

Other titles include 'Brida' (1990), 'The Valkyries' (1992), 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo entitle 'Maktub' (1994), the compilation of texts 'Phrases' (1995), 'The Fifth Mountain' (1996), 'Manual of a Warrior of Light' (1997), 'Veronika decides to die' (1998), 'The Devil and Miss Prym' (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in 'Stories for parents, children and grandchildren' (2001), 'Eleven Minutes' (2003), 'The Zahir' (2005), 'Like the Flowing River' (2006), 'The Witch of Portobello' (2006), 'The Winner Stands Alone' (2008), 'Aleph' (2010), 'Manuscript found in Accra' (2012) and 'Adultery' (2014).

He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist).

The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

In the past years Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress (http://paulocoelhoblog.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paulo-Coelho/11777366210), Twitter (https://twitter.com/paulocoelho) & Instagram (http://instagram.com/alkmist), among others. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=paulabraconnot) and Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulo_coelho/sets) , offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.

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Best Sellers

    • The Alchemist

    • A Fable About Following Your Dream
    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,683
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29,085
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29,097

    This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Timeless Tale

    • By Judi on 01-07-07

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Hippie

    • By: Paulo Coelho, Eric M. B. Becker - translator
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In Hippie, Paulo Coelho, drawing on the rich experience of his own life, tells the story of a young Brazilian man, Paulo, and Karla, a Dutch woman in her twenties, who share a journey of self-discovery aboard the Magic Bus, as it travels from Amsterdam to Kathmandu in 1970....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tells It Like It Was

    • By Carl on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Gather ‘Round the Sound

    • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
    • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5,298
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4,653
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4,649

    2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Holidays

    • By ZOE R on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • El Alquimista [The Alchemist]

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Tomas Leighton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555

    El Alquimista relata las aventuras de Santiago, un joven pastor andaluz que un día abandona su rebaño para ir en pos de una quimera....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • novela

    • By excelente y muy recomendado para aplicarlo a su vida diaria on 05-08-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Warrior of the Light

    • A Manual
    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho shows listeners how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awsome book really help me clear my head loved it

    • By Havik on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The Pilgrimage

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 846
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 705

    Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, Favorite Coelho Book So Far!

    • By Idaho Trojan on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Eleven Minutes

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Derek Jacoby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness or risking everything to find her own 'inner light'....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Story & A Good Example Of Determination

    • By Apollo Butler on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Hippie (Spanish Edition)

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Daniel Vargas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Paulo es un joven que sueña con ser escritor, se deja el cabello largo y sale al mundo en busca de la libertad y para darle un significado profundo a su vida. Una jornada que va desde el famoso "Tren de la muerte a Bolivia", hasta el encuentro con Karla en Ámsterdam....

    Regular price: $15.37

    • The Supreme Gift

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Kenneth B. Edwards
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    In The Supreme Gift, Paulo Coelho adapts Henry Drummond's text, offering a real and powerful message that will help us incorporate love into our daily life and experience all its transformational power in our lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uplifting!

    • By Jesse Dio on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $8.39

    • Veronika Decides to Die

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Fran Tunno
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 242

    Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything - youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Different

    • By Simone on 06-03-16

    Regular price: $21.67

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