An author of a universal language
"Reading The Alchemist was like getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise while the rest of the world still slept."
In 1988, Paulo Coelho wrote a very different book, The Alchemist, which is now a classic of our time. Globally known, it has conquered every country and is one of the best-selling books in history. The novel has been translated into 88 languages, becoming part of the imaginative world.
Critical acclaim and word-of-mouth ensure that The Alchemist remains an essential reading and an important source of inspiration more relevant than ever with millions of copies sold every year.
Dozens of further best-selling books followed, selling 320 million copies worldwide.