|Paulo Coelho de Souza
|lyricist and author
|Date of Birth
|28 September 1982
|Age (as in 2022)
|State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Pedro Queima de Coelho de Souza
Paulo Coelho is a very famous Brazilian novelist who is often known for employing rich and deep symbolism as well as inspiring spiritual journeys taken by his characters. He is best known for his novel the alchemist which is till now one of the most popular books to be gone from the bookstores within no time
The making of a legendry author
Paulo was born on August 24, 1947, in the State of Rio de Janeiro. He hails from an orthodox catholic family in brazil his parents were strict about religion and faith. He attended a Jesuit school his passion for writing was sparked in his teenage. Although he was stopped by his mother at the age of 17 due to his rebellious attitude and his opposition and introversion led to his parents committing him to a mental institution from which he escaped at the age of 20.
Due to parental pressure, Paulo joined a law school abandoning his dream of becoming an author. But destiny had some other plans he dropped law school in 1st year and later lived his life as a hippie. Traveling to several places like America Africa Mexico. Upon his return to Brazil, he worked as a songwriter composing songs for Elias and Reeta due to the content of some songs. He was arrested by the ruling military government for subversive activities.
He also worked as a journalist, actor, and theatre director before pursuing his writing career.1986 was the turning point in his life. He walked 500-plus miles in Santiago in this walk Paulo had his spiritual awakening. Paulo left his lucrative career as a songwriter and composer and pursued full-time writing.
Real Name: – Paulo Coelho de Souza
Profession: – lyricist and author
Father Name: – Pedro Queima de Coelho de Souza
Mother Name: – Lygia Coelho
Brothers: – Na
Sister: –Sonia Coelho
Spouse – Christina Oiticica
Date of Birth: – 24 August 1947
Age in 2022: – 75 years
Place of Birth: – State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paulo Coelho Writing Journey
Paulo published his first book in 1992, infected by renewed interest in Catholicism which was republished in English and titled the pilgrimage in 1988. He published a bestselling book that changed his life forever “THE ALCHEMIST”.
After that, there was no turning back in his life he authored many bestselling books such as “The Valkyries” and “Eleven Minutes”. Though the novels authored by Paulo continue to get recognition in both Brazil and abroad critics often characterize them as overly didactic and moralizing.
Paulo is still inspiring many young minds with his regular blogs on his website he also founded Paulo Coelho’s instate in 1996 to provide aid to children and the elderly. Paulo’s whole journey inspires us to follow our dreams no matter what and it also motivates us to go on with the challenges thrown at us by life