Confessions of a pilgrim

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Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Prior to his career as a bestselling author, he was a playwright, theatre director hippie and popular songwriter for some of Brazil’s most famous pop stars. Renowned for The Alchemist, he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. He is the author of The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage The Valkyries. By the River Piedra / Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Eleven Minutes. The Zahir, Like the Flowing River and The Witch of Portobello.

Paulo Coelho: Confessions of a Pilgrim offers readers a chance to get to know Paulo Coelho’s dramatic, inspirational life story for the first time. Coelho has always been a non conformist, constantly searching for new paths and savouring both the good and the bad that came his way. After an unorthodox career path, he turned to writing and has become one of the most successful authors in the world. This intimate portrait by Juan Arias offers Paulo’s compelling first-hand accounts of his experiences of:

  • Being contined to a mental institution as a young man simply because he was an artist
  • Kidnapping and torture by paramilitaries 
  • Encounters with black magic and drugs
  • An epiphany at Dachau and a vision he had of his own death
  • The nature of writing and the spiritual quest

Juan Arias is an established writer and journalist for El Pais based in Spain. He has received an Italian Culture Prize for his writing and was awarded Best Foreign Correspondent for his journalism.

 

‘His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.’ –The Times                                                  Paulo Coelho                                                                                                                                                                 Confessions of a Pilgrim

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Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Prior to his career as a bestselling author, he was a playwright, theatre director hippie and popular songwriter for some of Brazil’s most famous pop stars. Renowned for The Alchemist, he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. He is the author of The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage The Valkyries. By the River Piedra / Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Eleven Minutes. The Zahir, Like the Flowing River and The Witch of Portobello.

Paulo Coelho: Confessions of a Pilgrim offers readers a chance to get to know Paulo Coelho’s dramatic, inspirational life story for the first time. Coelho has always been a non conformist, constantly searching for new paths and savouring both the good and the bad that came his way. After an unorthodox career path, he turned to writing and has become one of the most successful authors in the world. This intimate portrait by Juan Arias offers Paulo’s compelling first-hand accounts of his experiences of:

  • Being contined to a mental institution as a young man simply because he was an artist
  • Kidnapping and torture by paramilitaries 
  • Encounters with black magic and drugs
  • An epiphany at Dachau and a vision he had of his own death
  • The nature of writing and the spiritual quest

Juan Arias is an established writer and journalist for El Pais based in Spain. He has received an Italian Culture Prize for his writing and was awarded Best Foreign Correspondent for his journalism.

 

‘His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.’ –The Times                                                        Paulo Coelho                                                                                                                                                                      Confessions of a Pilgrim

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