|Born||August 24, 1947 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paulo Coelho (IPA: [ˈpau̯lu ˈko̯eʎu]) (born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" ˈhiw dʒi ʒʌˈnejɾu in Brazilian Portuguese, /ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛroʊ/ in English is the second largest city of Brazil |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty A literary genre is a category of literary composition Genres may be determined by Literary technique, tone, Content, or even (as in the case of fiction Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld A lyricist is a Writer who specializes in Song Lyrics, usually paid for by a band to write a custom song(s A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" ˈhiw dʒi ʒʌˈnejɾu in Brazilian Portuguese, /ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛroʊ/ in English is the second largest city of Brazil |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld "I always knew," he says, "that my Personal Legend, to use a term from alchemy, was to write. " He was 38 when he published his first book.
In 1970, after deciding that law school was not for him, he traveled through much of South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe. Returning to Brazil after two years, he began a successful career as a popular songwriter. In 1974 he was imprisoned for a short time by the military dictatorship then ruling in Brazil. In 1986, he experienced one of the defining moments of his life: he walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. On this ancient highway, used for centuries by pilgrims from France to get to the cathedral said to house the remains of St. James, he achieved a self-awareness and a spiritual awakening that he later described in The Pilgrimage.
In 1999 he received a Crystal Award for Artistic Achievement at the Davos Economic Forum Conference.
As part of the Brazilian rock scene, Coelho wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee. His most well known work was with Raul Seixas. Raul Santos Seixas (IPA 'sejʃəʃ( June 28, 1945 &ndash August 21, 1989) was a Brazilian rock Composer Together they wrote such successes as "Eu nasci há dez mil anos atrás" (I was born ten thousand years ago), "Gita" and "Al Capone", amongst 60 other songs. Seixas taught Coelho the magic of communication: a complex message doesn't need to be hard to understand - the message must be as simple as possible to grasp, even though to live it is the hardest of things. As Seixas sings: "Two hands together at the same prayer" (Coisas do coração )or "the beauty of simplicity" ( Eu quero mesmo ).
His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental religions and mysticism.
As he confesses in an interview to Juan Arias, during that time he was introduced to the work of controversial English mystic Aleister Crowley, which influenced his collaboration with Raul Seixas. Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley (ˈkroʊli (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947 was a British Occultist Writer, mountaineer Raul Santos Seixas (IPA 'sejʃəʃ( June 28, 1945 &ndash August 21, 1989) was a Brazilian rock Composer The influence extended not only to music, but also to plans for the creation of the "Alternative Society," which was to be an anarchist community in the state of Minas Gerais based on Crowley's premise: "'Do what thou wilt' shall be the whole of the Law. Minas Gerais is one of the 26 states of Brazil, the second most populous and fourth largest by area in the federation " The project was considered subversive by members of the Brazilian military, which imprisoned all prospective members of the group. Coelho is reported to have been tortured during his imprisonment.
After a supernatural experience, described in later on his book The Valkyries, Coelho left the society. The Valkyries (ISBN 978-0062513342 is a 1992 Novel by Paulo Coelho.
Later in Holland he met a person (whom he would refer to as "J" throughout The Valkyries, The Pilgrimage and his website "Warriors of Light online") who changed his life and Coelho was driven towards Christianity. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings He said he became member of a Catholic group called Regnus Agnus Mundi, with J as its leader. However, the existence of the group is unverified since his own works are the only source while the Latin name is unverified. In 1986 he walked along the Road of Santiago, an ancient Spanish pilgrimage and his book The Pilgrimage describes his final initiation. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) The Way of St James or St James' Way ( Galician O camiño de Santiago, Spanish name El Camino de Santiago) The Pilgrimage ( Diário de Um Mago, in Portuguese) is a 1987 Novel by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho.
The book has been praised by different personalities ranging from Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe to the singer Madonna, who considers it one of her favourite books. It has equally inspired many projects – such as a musical in Japan, theatre plays in France, Belgium, USA, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland. It is also the theme of two symphonies (Italy and USA) and had its text illustrated by the French artist Moebius. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (born May 8, 1938) is a French comics artist.
He and his wife Christina live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or in Saint Martin, Hautes-Pyrénées, France. Rio de Janeiro ("River of January" ˈhiw dʒi ʒʌˈnejɾu in Brazilian Portuguese, /ˈriːoʊ di ʒəˈnɛroʊ/ in English is the second largest city of Brazil |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Saint Martin is a tropical Island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (186 miles east of Puerto Rico.
Paulo Coelho is:
In 1982 Coelho published his first book, Hell Archives , which failed to make any kind of impact. In 1985 he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he later tried to take it off the shelves since he considered it “of bad quality”. In 1986, Paulo Coelho made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. Santiago de Compostela (also Saint James of Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia and a UNESCO World
In the following year, Coelho published The Alchemist, which is based on Jorge Luis Borges' Tale of Two Dreamers, which in turn was based on a tale from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. The Alchemist (O Alquimista is a Bestseller novel that is the most famous work of author Paulo Coelho. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best-selling Brazilian books of all time. It has sold more than 41 million copies worldwide and has been translated into some 66 languages. It is also a movie-in-progress produced by Laurence Fishburne, who is a fan of Coelho. Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American award-winning Actor of screen and stage, as well as
Coelho has sold over 100 million books in over 150 countries worldwide and his works have been translated into 66 languages (Goodyear, Dana (2007-05-07), “The Magus”, The New Yorker: 38-45, <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/05/07/070507fa_fact_goodyear> ). Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry He has received numerous literary awards from a variety of countries, including La Légion d'honneur (France), Grinzane Cavour (Italy). In addition, he has written Maktub, which is a collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, The Manual of the Warrior of Light, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, Like The Flowing River and The Valkyries. The Manual of the Warrior of Light is a 1997 collection of Paulo Coelho 's teachings summed up into one volume By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept (Na margem do rio Piedra eu sentei e chorei is one of Paulo Coelho 's most prominent titles The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho was published in 1996 and was his fourth major publication Veronika Decides to Die ( Portuguese: Veronika decide morrer) is a Novel by Paulo Coelho. The Devil and Miss Prym (O Demônio e a srta Prym is a Novel by Paulo Coelho. Eleven Minutes ( Onze Minutos) is a 2003 novel by Paulo Coelho based around a young prostitute named Maria The Valkyries (ISBN 978-0062513342 is a 1992 Novel by Paulo Coelho. Despite the popularity of Coelho's works in Iran, his 2005 novel The Zahir was banned there, with 1,000 copies being confiscated , but a week later it appeared again in bookstores, according to his publisher Caravan. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. The Zahir is a 2005 novel from the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. Caravan Publishing House ( Persian: انتشارات کاروان, established 1997) is an Iranian publishing house who is the sole publisher His latest book, The Witch of Portobello was released in 2006 – 2007. The Witch of Portobello is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published in 2007 about a woman born in Transylvania to a Romani
He also adapted The Gift (Henry Drummond) and Love Letters of a Prophet (Khalil Gibran).
His books have appeared on bestseller lists in countries not only in Brazil but in the UK, the United States, France, Germany, Iran, Canada, Italy, Israel, Finland, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Cuba, Poland and Lithuania. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Serbia (Србија Srbija) officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија Republika Srbija) is a Landlocked Country Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending The Republic of Cuba (ˈkjuːbə or) consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles) Isla de la Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika is a Country in Eastern often referred to as Northern Europe or in the He is the all time best-selling Portuguese language author. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal.
Coelho writes a weekly column published in more than 45 countries , including O Globo in Brazil, Akşam, a Turkish newspaper, and Freizeit, a weekly supplement published by the Austrian Kurier. O Globo is a Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. The Kurier is an important Austrian Newspaper.
Although his work has sold very well it is not generally critically acclaimed. His work has also not been unanimously appreciated at home; his election to the Brazilian Academy of Letters proved controversial. Academia Brasileira de Letras ( English: Brazilian Academy of Letters is a Brazilian literary non-profit society established Seen by some Brazilian literary critics as a lesser author whose material is too simplistic and similar to that of self-help books, criticism of his work arises mostly from his plain, direct style and borrowing of ideas from other authors, to the extent of plagiarism. Self-help or self-improvement refers to self-guided improvement—economically intellectually or emotionally—most frequently with a substantial psychological or spiritual Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work Additionally, his works in Portuguese contain grammatical errors and inaccuracies; some of these have been minimized in translation or altered in later editions.
His works are pervaded with spiritual themes but do not endorse any specific religion, aside from using Catholic imagery.
Note: Although the biography section of Coelho's website states that his first book was published in 1982, the Official Fan Club Paulo Coelho website lists two additional books published in 1974: The Manifest of Krig-há and Theater For Education. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. 
|Year||Portuguese Title||English Title|
|1982||Arquivos do Inferno||Hell Archives|
|1986||O Manual Prático do Vampirismo||Practical Manual of Vampirism|
|1987||O Diário de um Mago||The Pilgrimage|
|1988||O Alquimista||The Alchemist|
|1991||O Dom Supremo||The Gift|
|1992||As Valkírias||The Valkyries|
|O Diário de um Magus||The Diary of a Magus|
|Na margem do rio Piedra eu sentei e chorei||By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept|
|1996||O Monte Cinco||The Fifth Mountain|
|1997||Letras do amor de um prophet||Love Letters from a Prophet|
|Manual do guerreiro da luz||The Manual of the Warrior of Light|
|1998||Veronika decide morrer||Veronika Decides to Die|
|Palavras essenciais||Essential Words|
|2000||O Demônio e a srta Prym||The Devil and Miss Prym|
|2001||Histórias para pais, filhos e netos||Fathers, Sons and Grandsons|
|2003||Onze Minutos||Eleven Minutes|
|2004||O Gênio e as Rosas||The Genie and the Roses|
|E no sétimo dia||And on the Seventh Day (collection of three previously published novels)|
|2005||O Zahir||The Zahir|
|Caminhos Recolhidos||Revived Paths|
|2006||Ser como um rio que flui||Like the Flowing River|
|A bruxa de Portobello||The Witch of Portobello|
|2007||Vida: Citações selecionadas||Life: Selected Quotations|
In June, 2007, Paulo Coelho announced on his internet blog The Experimental Witch Project a collaborative project announced by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, on his blog in June, 2007. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The Pilgrimage ( Diário de Um Mago, in Portuguese) is a 1987 Novel by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The Alchemist (O Alquimista is a Bestseller novel that is the most famous work of author Paulo Coelho. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) The Valkyries (ISBN 978-0062513342 is a 1992 Novel by Paulo Coelho. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept (Na margem do rio Piedra eu sentei e chorei is one of Paulo Coelho 's most prominent titles Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho was published in 1996 and was his fourth major publication Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The Manual of the Warrior of Light is a 1997 collection of Paulo Coelho 's teachings summed up into one volume Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Veronika Decides to Die ( Portuguese: Veronika decide morrer) is a Novel by Paulo Coelho. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The Devil and Miss Prym (O Demônio e a srta Prym is a Novel by Paulo Coelho. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Eleven Minutes ( Onze Minutos) is a 2003 novel by Paulo Coelho based around a young prostitute named Maria "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Zahir is a 2005 novel from the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Like the Flowing River Stories 1998-2005 (Ser como o rio que flui The Witch of Portobello is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published in 2007 about a woman born in Transylvania to a Romani Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of Events in June Madaraka Day June 1 to commemorate when Kenya gained internal self-rule Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In the book life story of the main character, Athena, is told in the form of interviews with the other characters. So Coelho has asked aspiring film-makers to tell the tale from the point of view of one of the 13 characters in the book that interact with Athena — or through the eyes of a narrator. The fans of the Brazilian-born writer will post their entry for the collaborative screenplay on the internet site YouTube. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees A winner  will be chosen for each category.
In addition to a €3,000 (£2,000) prize, each winner will have the film edited by professionals and screened at film festivals around the world.
Impressed by the efforts of his fans to interpret his works, Coelho decided to harness their talents to make the collaborative film of The Witch of Portobello, his novel released in 2006-2007. The Witch of Portobello is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published in 2007 about a woman born in Transylvania to a Romani
Musicians are also being asked to use MySpace to send ideas for the soundtrack. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and The winners will be given a prize of €1,500 and must sign away the rights for the film, though not the record rights.
Marking the International Day of Peace, in September, 2007, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated Paulo Coelho as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace raising global awareness of the world body's work and ideals. Paulo Coelho seeks to promote intercultural dialogue in his position as Messenger. Through his Institute which he founded with his wife, Christina Oiticica, he helps underprivileged members of Brazil's society.
"I gladly accept this responsibility and am committed to do my best to work towards a better future for the current and next generations," said Mr. Coelho, who also serves as Special Counsellor for Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).