Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Renowned for his best-loved work 'The Alchemist, he has sold over 43 million books worldwide and has been translated into 56 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, he is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.
`Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts... he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' DAILY EXPRESS `One of the few to deserve the term "publishing phenomenon"' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY `His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES