Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life: The Authorized Biography
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Paulo Coelho: A Warrior’s Life is the definitive, authorized biography of one of the world’s most popular and widely read authors—and the story of how his enormously popular novel The Alchemist came to be. Fernando Morais, the preeminent biographer in Brazil and a groundbreaking journalist, traces Coelho’s roots in Brazil to his time as a musician and pop lyricist to his wild days of rock and roll to the publication of the The Alchemist and beyond, telling the true tale of one of the most adored authors of our time.
Paulo Coelho A Warrior’s Life The Authorized Biography Fernando Morais For Marina, my companion on yet another crossing of the Rubicon When the world fails to end in the year 2000, perhaps what will end is this fascination with the work of Paulo Coelho. Wilson Martins, literary critic, April 1998, O Globo Brazil is Rui Barbosa, it’s Euclides da Cunha, but it’s also Paulo Coelho. I’m not a reader of his books, nor am I an admirer, but he has to be accepted as a fact of
Rocco had paid US$180,000 for the right to publish Tom Wolfe’s novel The Bonfire of the Vanities). What was so different was the way in which Paulo proposed that the money should be divided up, a method he would continue to use in almost all negotiations over his future publications in Brazil: US$20,000 would be spent by the publisher on promotion and advertising; a further US$20,000 would be used to cover the journeys he would have to make within Brazil to promote the book; and only US$20,000
2004 Order of Honour of Ukraine–Ukraine, 2004 Order of Saint Sophia for contribution to knowledge and culture–Ukraine, 2004 Premio Giovanni Verga–Italy, 2004 Golden Book award from the newspaper Vecernje Novosti–Serbia, 2004 Budapest Award–Hungary, 2005 Ex Libris award for Eleven Minutes–Serbia, 2005 Goldene Feder Award–Germany, 2005 International Author’s Award from DirectGroup Bertelsmann–Germany, 2005 8th Annual International Latino Book Award for The Zahir–United States, 2006 I
as insecure as a novice. This has always been the case. When he wrote his first book, O Diário de um Mago [The Pilgrimage], he shared the task of distributing publicity leaflets outside Rio’s theatres and cinemas with his partner, the artist Christina Oiticica, and then went round the bookshops to find out how many copies they had sold. After twenty years, his methods and strategies may have changed, but he has not: wherever he is, be it in Tierra del Fuego or Greenland, in Alaska or Australia,
get in contact with you. On at least two occasions Paulo’s name appears in correspondence from Parzival XI to Euclydes. In the first, one gets the impression that Paulo will be working on the publication by Editora Três, in São Paulo, of the book The Equinox of the Gods, by Crowley and translated into Portuguese by Motta: ‘I got in touch with Editora Três through their representative in Rio, and we shall soon see whether or not they’re going to publish Equinox of the Gods. Paulo Coelho is