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Paulo Coelho

The most famous Brazilian novelist today.
He gained international projection with The Alchemist; in 2003, his novel Eleven Minutes was the world's best seller.

His books, translated into 56 languages, have not only topped the bestseller lists, but have gone on to become the subject of social and cultural debate. The ideas, philosophy and subject matter covered in his books touch the aspirations of millions of readers searching for their own path and for new ways of understanding the world. Source: Paulo Coelho's biography, official site; a note to the bio: some of the songs that Coelho wrote for Raul Seixas became historic hits in Brazil, being played in radios until today.

Official websites (versions in several languages):

He writes a column every Sunday in Brazilian newspaper O Globo; click to read the latest Paulo Coelho's column

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