Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho

Brazilian lyricist and novelistadd

Category: Literature

Born in 1947.

Countries: Bulgaria (42%), Brazil (33%), United States (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Georgi Parvanov, The Washington Post, Rita Lee

Linked to: The Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, Facebook, HarperCollins




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Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 add something


In 1974, Coelho was arrested for "subversive" activities by the ruling military government, who had taken power ten years earlier and viewed his lyrics as left-wing and dangerous. add something


Rita Lee - In 1976, pregnant for the first time, she was arrested for having marijuana and condemned to one year of domiciliary imprisonment, when she composed with Paulo Coelho the single "Arrombou a Festa," which sold 200,000 copies


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-ha and Theater For Education. add something


In 1986 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. add something


In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life. add something


The Pilgrimage - "'The Pilgrimage"' is a 1987 novel by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho

Major work

1988 - The Alchemist (book) by Paulo Coelho


In 1996, Coelho founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, which provides aid to children and elderly people with financial problems. add something


On May 9, 2006, in Sofia , Bulgaria, Paulo Coelho was awarded by the President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov the "The Honorable Award of the President of the Republic". add something


On May 9, 2006, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Paulo Coelho was awarded by the President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov the "The Honorable award of the President of the Republic" add something


In September 2007, Coelho was named a Messenger of Peace to the UN.He is a practicing Catholic add something


On 2014, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Pharrell Williams, who explained "The Alchemist" changed his life add something


The film, shot in Portuguese, had it's premiere in Brazilian Theaters on 2014, and will be internationally distributed by Picture Tree on 2015, according to Variety add something


This 2014, the author decided to launch a free app, where readers can find his daily quotes and updates add something


Coelho discussed his relationship with readers through social media platforms with "The Wall Street Journal" in August 2014 add something


In November 2014, Paulo Coelho finished uploading around 80,000 documents-manuscripts, diaries, photos, reader letters, press clippings-and created a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation add something


As for October 2015, the author has more than 28 million fans only on his Facebook main page and more than 10 million followers on Twitter add something


On 22 December 2016, Coelho was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 2 in the list of 200 Most Influential Authors in the World add something


On May 1, 2018 it was announced the Coelho signed for a TV series based on the characters of his novels The Devil and Miss Prym, Brida and The Witch of Portobello add something


On March 29, 2019, Coelho published on The Washington Post and in his personal blog an narrative from when he was arrested by the Military dictatorship in Brazil in April 29 of 1974 and post under torture, in response to the Jair Bolsonaro plan to commemorate the 55 years of 1964 Brazilian coup d'état add something