Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Renowned for his best-loved work 'The Alchemist, he has sold over 43 million books worldwide and has been translated into 56 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, he is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.
`One of the few to deserve the term"Publishing Phenomenon"'INDEPENDENT OF SUNDAY `His books have had a life-enancing impact on millions of people.'THE TIMES `this (is an) exceptional novel.'Laura Esquivel, author of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE