Our 25th anniversary event

We celebrated the 25th anniversary of our agency at Palau Reial de Pedralbes in Barcelona with a superb evening on March 9th, 2019.

With his extraordinary talent, the Catalan Michelin star chef Nandu Jubany delighted all 120 guests, publishers and friends, who came from all over the world to join us in our celebration.

The Minister of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Laura Borràs, the Italian publisher Elisabetta Sgarbi, the founder of Sant Jordi Asociados, Mônica R. Antunes, and Paulo Coelho held speeches tackling our 25-year history.

Mrs. Borràs claimed that “the most powerful thing in the world are words” and that “words have the capacity to make us dream and to make dreams come true”.

Mrs. Sgarbi mentioned that her professional career had also started 25 years ago, when she initially published 50,000 copies of the first Italian edition of The Alchemist in Bompiani, and since then, she has always been linked to Paulo Coelho and Mônica Antunes. According to her, “The most important thing is to have faith in your intuition and not to be afraid”.

Mônica talked about how she met Paulo Coelho when she moved from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona, the beginning of our agency and the network of publishers that began to grow steadily thanks to friendship and connections, but mainly due to loyalty and perseverance. In her own words, “No one can ever make a dream come true alone”. She thanked everyone for being part of that reality and for joining our 25th anniversary celebration.

Paulo gave the final speech talking about the importance of loving what you do, told personal anecdotes from his visits to Bulgaria and Latvia and thanked all publishers and Sant Jordi Asociados for their trust in him. He remarked, “There is a much more important word than anything else: loyalty”.

“Hippie” reaches the world

A number of editions of Hippie, Paulo Coelho’s new book, have already been published worldwide in 42 languages. Check out what the international press is saying about the novel:

“Divine surprise.”
France, L’Express

“A narrative of initiation full of turns and fantasies.”
France, Le Parisienne

“Sweeps away the readers with a powerful force.”
Hungary, HVG

“A new story that reminds us that writing from the heart is the best way to communicate in all languages. And to live eternally.”
Spain, Elle

“Paulo Coelho has published Hippie, with a furious pace, almost thriller-like.”
Argentina, Clarín

“An intimate and charming book.”
Mexico, Stay

“Combining the eastern point of view and the conceptual terminology of the west; you can not drop this book from your hands for a very long time.”
Turkey, Cumhuriyet

“Paulo Coelho, a gift to the literary world from Brazil, tells a story of the journey of being.”
Turkey, Hurriyet

“Hippie is precisely the antidote for all those who are already tired of living and of enduring the blows of a more and more dehumanized society. A new vision of the hippie movement.”
Spain, Todo Literatura

Paulo Coelho, influencer of young people interested in religion and values

A study on young people who share their Catholic faith on social networks and on their influencers—carried out by the online Christian publication Aleteia—places Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho as the world’s second-most influential person among young people interested in religion and values worldwide, falling in only behind Pope Francis.

TV drama series based on Paulo’s books

Deadline Hollywood has broken the story of a TV drama series based on Paulo Coelho’s books: “Works by Paulo Coelho are headed to the small screen. American Gods producer FremantleMedia North America, Random House Studio and Dancing Ledge Productions have signed an exclusive deal with the famous Brazilian author to develop the first-ever TV drama series based on his books.”

You can read the full article here: http://deadline.com/2018/05/drama-series-the-alchemist-author-paulo-coelho-fremantlemedia-north-america-1202378597/

“Hippie” – Published in Brazil

Paulo Coelho’s new novel, Hippie, is being published in Brazil.

Nomination by Albert Einstein Foundation

Paulo Coelho has been nominated by the Albert Einstein Foundation as one of the 100 leading visionaries of our time, as part of the centennial celebrations marking Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. You can view the list of his fellow luminaries here.

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