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Paulo Coelho (1947–2024)

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Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 24, 1947. As a teenager, he wanted to become a writer, but his parents wanted him to pursue a more substantial and secure career. At the age of 17, his introversion and opposition to his parents led them to commit him to a mental näytä lisää institution. He escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Once released, he abandoned his ideas of becoming a writer and enrolled in law school to please his parents. He stayed in law school for one year. In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life. On the path, he had a spiritual awakening, which he described in his book The Pilgrimage. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist, and journalist. He wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music including Elis Regina, Rita Lee, and Raul Seixas. His first book, Hell Archives, was published in 1982. He has written over 25 books since then including The Alchemist, Brida, The Fifth Mountain, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, Like a Flowing River, and Adultery. He received numerous awards including Las Pergolas Prize, The Budapest Prize, Nielsen Gold Book Award, and the Grand Prix Litteraire Elle. In 1996, he founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, which provides aid to children and elderly people with financial problems. In 2007, Coelho was named a Messenger of Peace to the United Nations. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Alkemisti (1988) 39,337 kappaletta
Veronika päättää kuolla (1998) 7,128 kappaletta
Yksitoista minuuttia (2003) 5,339 kappaletta
Istuin Piedrajoen rannalla ja itkin (1994) 4,239 kappaletta
Zahir (2005) 4,190 kappaletta
Portobellon noita (2006) 3,760 kappaletta
Paholainen ja neiti Prym (2000) 3,731 kappaletta
Pyhiinvaellus (1987) 3,536 kappaletta
Brida (1990) 2,576 kappaletta
O Monte Cinco (1996) 2,537 kappaletta
Valon Soturin käsikirja (1997) 2,320 kappaletta
Valkyriat (1992) 1,804 kappaletta
Voittaja on yksin (2008) 1,446 kappaletta
Alef (2010) 1,141 kappaletta
Ser como o rio que flui (2006) 1,033 kappaletta
Uskottomuus (2014) 901 kappaletta
Manuscript Found in Accra (2013) 830 kappaletta
Vakooja (2013) 808 kappaletta
Maktub (1901) 441 kappaletta
Hippie (2018) 420 kappaletta
The Archer (2008) 339 kappaletta
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel (2010) 317 kappaletta
Elämä : kauneimmat mietelauseet (2007) 273 kappaletta
The Supreme Gift (1994) 96 kappaletta
Rakkaus : Ajattomia mietelauseita (2010) 57 kappaletta
The Essential Paulo Coelho (2018) 50 kappaletta
And on the Seventh Day (2001) 47 kappaletta
Unterwegs. Der Wanderer. (2004) 45 kappaletta
Warrior of the Light - Volume 2 (2008) 18 kappaletta
Warrior of the Light - Volume 1 (2008) 18 kappaletta
The Paulo Coelho Collection (1997) 13 kappaletta
Warrior of the Light - Volume 3 (2008) 12 kappaletta
Der Alchimist. Hörspiel. 2 CDs (1998) 8 kappaletta
Enigma: 2008 calendar (2007) 7 kappaletta
Ilo - Kalenteri 2009 (2008) 7 kappaletta
Casus (2016) 7 kappaletta
Moments 2012: Diary (2011) 6 kappaletta
Simplicity: Day Planner 2022 (2021) 4 kappaletta
Paulo Coelho The Collection (2004) 4 kappaletta
Freedom: Day Planner 2018 (2017) 4 kappaletta
Biografia d'un narrador (2003) 4 kappaletta
O Mosteiro Pode Acabar (1999) 4 kappaletta
Palavras essenciais 3 kappaletta
Rukopis otkriven u Akri (2014) 3 kappaletta
Mãe 3 kappaletta
ZAHIRI 3 kappaletta
Eleven Minutes 3 kappaletta
Pensamentos de Paulo Coelho (2003) 3 kappaletta
A cerimonia do chá 3 kappaletta
Sharing: 2014 Coelho Calendar (2013) 3 kappaletta
The Complete Collection (2010) 3 kappaletta
Preljuba (2014) 2 kappaletta
Le Don suprême (2023) 2 kappaletta
Besinci Dag (2020) 2 kappaletta
Demonio y la Señorita Prym (2001) 2 kappaletta
O que você Salvaria 2 kappaletta
Maktub. Destino 2 kappaletta
Paulo Coelho (2015) 2 kappaletta
Journey: A Journal of Discovery (2020) 2 kappaletta
O Arqueiro (2023) 2 kappaletta
The Music Coming from the House (2017) 2 kappaletta
Duvvumin maktub (2004) 2 kappaletta
Fernando Tavora, 1923-2005 (2011) 2 kappaletta
Goncalo Byrne, 1941-... (2011) 2 kappaletta
Secrets: Day Planner 2020 (2019) 2 kappaletta
VIDA (SELECCION DE CITAS) (2008) 2 kappaletta
Amicizia. Agenda 2017 (2016) 2 kappaletta
Akra'da Bulunan Elyazmasi (2012) 1 kappale
El Alquemista 1 kappale
Keemiyagar 1 kappale
Aldatmak - Mini Kitap (2016) 1 kappale
MALI I PESTE 1 kappale
BRIDA 1 kappale
Strelac 1 kappale
The Classic Collection (2018) 1 kappale
Nha gia kim 1 kappale
MATURIA 1 kappale
Por ele mesmo 1 kappale
ARIT TE DRITES 1 kappale
Simyaci Ciltli (2007) 1 kappale
Seierherren står alene (2009) 1 kappale
Courage: 2016 Calendar (2015) 1 kappale
Szerelem (2009) 1 kappale
مکتوب 1 kappale
Paths: Day Planner 2019 (2018) 1 kappale
The alchemist 1 kappale
Lukostřelec (2023) 1 kappale
Força 2023 1 kappale
Manuscrisul găsit la Accra (2011) 1 kappale
Hipík (2018) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Siddhartha (1945) — Johdanto, eräät painokset27,888 kappaletta
Paulo Coelho: Confessions of a Pilgrim (1999) — Kertoja — 178 kappaletta
Veronika Decides To Die [2009 film] (2009) — Original book — 10 kappaletta
Beyond Our Differences [2008 film] (2008) — Interviewee — 5 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
de Souza, Paulo Coelho
Maa (karttaa varten)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Geneva, Switzerland
Colégio Santo Inácio-Rede Jesuíta de Educação
theater director
lyricist (näytä kaikki 7)
Oiticica, Christina (wife)
United Nations (Messenger of Peace)
European Union (Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue)
Shimon Peres Institute for Peace
UNESCO (special counsellor for “Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences”)
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Brazilian Academy of Letters
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Legion d'Honneur
Knight of Arts and Letters ( [1996])
Flaiano (1996)
Comendador de Ordem do Rio Branco ( [1998])
Crystal Award (World Economic Forum ∙ 1999)
Crystal Mirror Award ( [2000]) (näytä kaikki 18)
Premio Internazionale Fregene ( [2001])
Planetary Arts Award (Club of Budapest ∙ 2002)
Order of St. Sophia (contribution to revival of science and culture ∙ [2004])
Order of Honour (Ukraine ∙ 2004)
Budapest Prize ( [2005])
Goldene Feder Award ( [2005])
International Author Award (DirectGroup ∙ [2005])
Wilbur Award (Religion Communicators Council ∙ [2006])
Cruz do Mérito do Empreendedor Juscelino Kubitschek ( [2006])
I Premio Álava en el Corazón ( [2006])
Las Pergolas Prize (Association of Mexican Booksellers ∙ [2006])
Distinction of Honour (City of Odense - Hans Christian Andersen Award ∙ [2007])
Sant Jordi Asociados, Barcelona
Lyhyt elämäkerta
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeirom, and died in 2024 at the age of 77. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist.

Coelho wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee. Yet his most well known work has been done with Raul Seixas. 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 other 60 songs.

His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental religions, etc.

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 did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage.

In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. 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.

Other titles include Brida (1990), The Valkyries (1992), By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo entitle Maktub (1994), the compilation of texts Phrases (1995), The Fifth Mountain (1996), Manual of a Warrior of Light (1997), Veronika decides to die (1998), The Devil and Miss Prym (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren (2001), Eleven Minutes (2003), The Zahir (2005), The Witch of Portobello (2006) and a compilation of texts gathered under the title Like a Flowing River (2006) published in a few countries for the moment.

He also adapted The Gift (Henry Drummond) and Love letters of a prophet (Kalil Gibran).

To date, Coelho has sold a total of 100 million copies and, according to the magazine Publishing Trends; he was the most sold author in the world in 2003 with his book Eleven Minutes – even though at the time it hadn't been released in the United States, Japan or 10 other countries!

Also according to Publishing Trends, The Alchemist was to be found in the 6th place of world sales in 2003. Eleven Minutes topped all lists in the world, except for England, where it was in second place. The Zahir, published in 2005, was in third place of bestsellers according to Publishing Trends, after Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

The Alchemist was one of the most important literary phenomena of the 20th century. It reaches the first place in bestselling lists in 18 countries, and so far has sold 30 million copies.

The book has been praised by different personalities ranging from the Nobel Prize 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 famous French artist Moebius (author of the sceneries for he Fifth Element and Alien).

His work has been translated in 67 languages and edited in more than 150 countries.




Juli 2013 : "Der Alchimist" von Paulo Coelho, Online-Lesekreis (elokuu 2013)
Paulo Coelho, 1001 Books to read before you die (syyskuu 2008)


Kirjassa päähenkilö Veronika päättää tappaa itsensä, mutta epäonnistuu yrityksessään ja päätyy mielisairaalaan.
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jesse.rokka | 154 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 15, 2015 |
Päähenkilö Maria on nuori kaunis brasilialainen nainen, joka haaveilee rakkaudesta, rikkastumisesta ja kuuluisuudesta. Hän kuitenkin päätyy prostituoiduksi. Yksitoista minuuttia perustuu tositarinaan.
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TerhiVaheranta | 93 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 23, 2015 |
No, ei tämä minua niin säväyttänyt kuin ehkä olisi pitänyt..
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jtaina | 1,040 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 9, 2011 |
Voihan sitä pitää mahdottoman syvällisenä teoksena...
Mutta yleinen mielipide ei auta siihen, että minuun "Alkemisti" ei uponnut kovin syvälle slogania "Jos tahdot jotain todella kovasti, koko maailmankaikkeus auttaa sinua saavuttamaan sen" lukuun ottamatta.
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Rateli | 1,040 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2010 |


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