Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho de Souza (/ˈkwɛljuː/, /kuˈɛl-/, /-joʊ/, Portuguese: [ˈpawlu kuˈeʎu]; born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. His novel The Alchemist has been translated into 80 languages. Coelho has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author.