Brazilian lyricist and novelist and the recipient of numerous international awards. He is best known for his widely translated novel Paulo coelho like the flowing river english pdf free download Alchemist.
He is the writer with the highest number of social media followers reaching over 29. 5 million fans through his Facebook page and 12.
2 million followers on Twitter . A keen user of electronic media, in 2014 he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and attended a Jesuit school. As a teenager, Coelho wanted to become a writer.
Upon telling his mother this, she responded, “My dear, your father is an engineer. He’s a logical, reasonable man with a very clear vision of the world.
Do you actually know what it means to be a writer? At 17, Coelho’s introversion and opposition to following a traditional path led to his parents committing him to a mental institution from which he escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Born into a Catholic family, his parents were strict about the religion and faith. Coelho later remarked that “It wasn’t that they wanted to hurt me, but they didn’t know what to do They did not do that to destroy me, they did that to save me.
At his parents’ wishes, Coelho enrolled in law school and abandoned his dream of becoming a writer. One year later, he dropped out and lived life as a hippie, traveling through South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe and started using drugs in the 1960s.