New editions in Croatia

VBZ is renewing Paulo Coelho’s library in Croatian. These are the new editions published so far: Eleven Minutes, Veronika Decides to Die, The Valkyries, The Pilgrimage, The With of Portobello, The Zahir, The Alchemist, By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept and Warrior of light. The new covers have been created by the renowned artist.

“The Alchemist” in Will Smith’s book

Will Smith reads an extract of his book Will (pages 189 and 190) about how much The Alchemist influenced him: “The Alchemist was my first literary love affair. The book spoke to my soul, and I just couldn’t put it down. It penetrated me and transformed my way of seeing and being. […] The Alchemist is probably the most influential book I’ve ever read. It empowered my dreamer’s spirit and validated my suffering. If Santiago could suffer, survive, and claim his treasure, then so could I.”

Watch the video here

“The Alchemist” in Somali

Qalinmaal Publishing House has just published The Alchemist in Somali, which is Paulo’s first title translated into this language.

Special editions of Paulo Coelho’s books in German

Diogenes Verlag has just launched special editions of Paulo Coelho’s The Pilgrimage, The Alchemist, Brida, The Valkyries, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, Warrior of the Light and Veronika Decides to Die in German with the covers illustrated by Jim Tierney.

Paulo Coelho on Nexo+

On November 29th, the film Paulo Coelho – My Transiberian, produced by Elisabetta Sgarbi, will be available on Nexo+ for all subscribers.

It tells the journey made by Paulo Coelho on the legendary train that connects Moscow to Vladivostok: the Trans-Siberian: 9,289 kilometres to be experienced in depth, between historical suggestions, landscapes extraordinary, symbols and atmospheres of an Orient that is still largely mysterious. A documentary that shows an unpublished Paulo Coelho, never seen before, meeting his geographically distant yet close readers, united in the name of literature. A film linked to one of Paulo Coelho’s most successful novels, Aleph.

27 illustrated editions of “The Archer”!

By nine different artists:

· Christoph Niemann illustrated the first edition of the book for Diogenes Verlag. His artwork also appears in the Italian, French, English, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, Hungarian, Arabic, Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Japanese and Chinese (simplified characters) translations.
· Kim Dong-sung: Korean
· Murat Kalkavan: Turkish
· Eva Eller: Russian
· Kanda Tangtrongjit: Thai
· Martin Dima: Indonesian and Kazakh
· Petr Vikhr: Ukrainian
· Tanivu: Chinese (complex characters)
· Nor Fazarizan Mukhtar: Malay

Paulo Coelho, Mete Gazoz and “The Archer” trending topic in Turkey

Paulo Coelho dedication of Okçu’nun Yolu (The Archer) to Mete Gazoz, the Turkish Olympic medallist in archery, and his video response on Twitter made an incredible impact in all written, visual and digital media, breaking sharing records on social media, becoming a trending topic on Twitter and being talked about for days.

With this action, the publishing house was nominated for the “Kristal Elma”, Turkey’s most prestigious advertising and marketing award.

Okçu’nun Yolu (The Archer) has topped bestseller lists in Turkey since its publication in September and is already on its 4th edition.

TASS press conference with Paulo

Paulo participated in a press conference organized by the news agency TASS, in which he talked about the publication of the Russian edition of The Archer and the new illustrated edition of The Alchemist.

Both books have been illustrated by Russian artist Eva Eller.

You can watch the press conference here

Complete the pocket collection of Paulo Coelho’s works in French

The Zahir, Like the Flowing River, The Winner Stands Alone and The Devil and Miss Prym are the last titles to be added to the new pocket collection in French launched by J’Ai Lu, which have also published a new trilogy entitled “The Choir of Strong Women”, which includes The Witch of Portobello, The Spy and Eleven Minutes, with all the covers created by the renowned artist DJOHR.

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