Paulo Coelho, the most internationally influential Brazilian and one of the world’s most widely read writers, celebrates his 75th birthday on August 24th.

The year 2022 also marks the 35th anniversary since the publication of The Pilgrimage, his first bestseller.

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35 years since the publication of “The Pilgrimage”, his first bestseller.

The year 2022 marks the 35th anniversary since the publication of The Pilgrimage, his first bestseller. The book was written after his pilgrimage on the road to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, in 1986. The experience on the journey was transcendental in the author’s life. In the following years, the remarkable international success of The Pilgrimage contributed to a substantial increase in the number of pilgrims, to such extent that in 1999 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Galicia by the Spanish Council of State. Furthermore, in 2008, Santiago de Compostela paid tribute to the Brazilian writer by naming one of its streets after him.

Commemorative edition of “El Peregrino” for Mexico

To celebrate the milestone of the 35th anniversary of El Peregrino, Penguin Random House in Mexico is launching a commemorative edition of Paulo Coelho’s first novel in hardcover with a gold finish foil on the cover.

“The road enriches us as we walk its length.”

“The Alchemist” celebrates 650 consecutive weeks on a bestseller list

Paulo Coelho’s best known novel, The Alchemist, has reached a new milestone. It has been on USA Today’s bestseller list for 650 consecutive weeks, where it debuted in 2003.

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New edition in Slovakian

The new edition of Adultery joins the renewed Paulo Coelho library in Slovakian published by Ikar, with covers by Slovakian artist Peter Uchnár.

“The Fifth Mountain” in Korean

Munhakdogne launches the novel The Fifth Mountain, never before published in Korean, along with a new edition of Veronika Decides to Die, both with a beautiful, modern and elegant style.

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