PAULO COELHO is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, The Pilgrimage, and The Fifth Mountain. He has been a member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and in 2007 was named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations. In 2009, he received the Guinness World Record for Most Translated Author for the Same Book (The Alchemist).
"[Coelho's] books have had a life-enhancing effect on millions of people." --The Times (London)
"His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls." --Le Figaro