Paulo Coelho (Born August 24, 1947, Rio de Janeiro) — eminent Brazilian writer and poet. Published in the general difficulty of 15 books — novels, annotated anthologies, collections of short stories, parables. In Russia became famous after the publication of "The Alchemist", a long time left in the first 10-ke bestsellers. Overall circulation in all languages exceeds 60 million. Perception Coelho versatile and ranges from immoderate praise to complete humiliation.
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