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Paulo Coelho

Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo coelho, is the author of the International Bestseller The Alchemist, which sold more than 65 million copies, and has been translated into more than 70 languages.

books Updated: Apr 28, 2011 08:59 IST

Brazilian lyricist and novelist, Paulo coelho, is the author of the International Bestseller

The Alchemist,

which sold more than 65 million copies, and has been translated into more than 70 languages, the 71st being Maltese, winning the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author. Currently, Coelho publishes short stories for

Ode

Magazine. Every issue devotes a page to Coelho for his writing pleasure. The alchemist and Veronika Decides to Die will soon become film adaptations.

Coelho has published 29 books. Two of them --

The Pilgrimage

and

The Valkyries -

- are autobiographical, while the majority of the rest are fictional. In total, Coelho has sold more than 100 million books in over 150 countries worldwide, and his works have been translated into 67 languages.