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Paulo Coelho

Auteur van De alchemist

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Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 24, 1947. As a teenager, he wanted to become a writer, but his parents wanted him to pursue a more substantial and secure career. At the age of 17, his introversion and opposition to his parents led them to commit him to a mental toon meer institution. He escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Once released, he abandoned his ideas of becoming a writer and enrolled in law school to please his parents. He stayed in law school for one year. In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life. On the path, he had a spiritual awakening, which he described in his book The Pilgrimage. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist, and journalist. He wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music including Elis Regina, Rita Lee, and Raul Seixas. His first book, Hell Archives, was published in 1982. He has written over 25 books since then including The Alchemist, Brida, The Fifth Mountain, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, Like a Flowing River, and Adultery. He received numerous awards including Las Pergolas Prize, The Budapest Prize, Nielsen Gold Book Award, and the Grand Prix Litteraire Elle. In 1996, he founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, which provides aid to children and elderly people with financial problems. In 2007, Coelho was named a Messenger of Peace to the United Nations. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder


Werken van Paulo Coelho

De alchemist (1988) 38,775 exemplaren
Veronika besluit te sterven (1998) 7,065 exemplaren
Elf Minuten (2003) 5,283 exemplaren
Aan de oever van de Piedra huilde ik (1994) 4,194 exemplaren
De Zahir roman (2005) 4,132 exemplaren
De heks van Portobello (2006) 3,709 exemplaren
De duivel en het meisje (2000) 3,692 exemplaren
Brida (1990) 2,538 exemplaren
De vijfde berg (1996) 2,498 exemplaren
De beschermengel (1992) 1,763 exemplaren
De winnaar staat alleen roman (2008) 1,425 exemplaren
Aleph (2010) 1,112 exemplaren
Als een rivier (2006) 1,015 exemplaren
Overspel (2014) 882 exemplaren
Manuscript Found in Accra (2013) 811 exemplaren
The Spy: A novel (2013) 778 exemplaren
Maktub (1901) 412 exemplaren
Hippie (2018) 390 exemplaren
The Archer (2008) 318 exemplaren
The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel (2010) 313 exemplaren
Leven de mooiste citaten (2007) 269 exemplaren
Liefde: De mooiste citaten (2010) 56 exemplaren
The Essential Paulo Coelho (2018) 49 exemplaren
And on the Seventh Day (2001) 47 exemplaren
Unterwegs. Der Wanderer. (2004) 45 exemplaren
O Diario De Um Mago (2006) 24 exemplaren
Warrior of the Light - Volume 2 (2008) 18 exemplaren
Warrior of the Light - Volume 1 (2008) 18 exemplaren
The Paulo Coelho Collection (1997) 12 exemplaren
Warrior of the Light - Volume 3 (2008) 12 exemplaren
Der Alchimist. Hörspiel. 2 CDs (1998) 8 exemplaren
Enigma: 2008 calendar (2007) 7 exemplaren
Casus (2016) 6 exemplaren
Dracula *e (1997) 6 exemplaren
Moments 2012: Diary (2011) 6 exemplaren
Paulo Coelho The Collection (2004) 4 exemplaren
Freedom: Day Planner 2018 (2017) 4 exemplaren
O Mosteiro Pode Acabar (1999) 4 exemplaren
Simplicity: Day Planner 2022 (2021) 4 exemplaren
Biografia d'un narrador (2003) 4 exemplaren
Pensamentos de Paulo Coelho (2003) 3 exemplaren
Palavras essenciais 3 exemplaren
Eleven Minutes 3 exemplaren
Mãe 3 exemplaren
A cerimonia do chá 3 exemplaren
Sharing: 2014 Coelho Calendar (2013) 3 exemplaren
ZAHIRI 3 exemplaren
Rukopis otkriven u Akri (2014) 3 exemplaren
Preljuba (2014) 2 exemplaren
Demonio y la Señorita Prym (2001) 2 exemplaren
Journey: A Journal of Discovery (2020) 2 exemplaren
Fernando Tavora, 1923-2005 (2011) 2 exemplaren
O que você Salvaria 2 exemplaren
The Complete Collection (2010) 2 exemplaren
Amicizia. Agenda 2017 (2016) 2 exemplaren
O Arqueiro (2023) 2 exemplaren
36x Paulo Coelho 2 exemplaren
Duvvumin maktub (2004) 2 exemplaren
Le Don suprême (2023) 2 exemplaren
Paulo Coelho (2015) 2 exemplaren
The Music Coming from the House (2017) 2 exemplaren
Goncalo Byrne, 1941-... (2011) 2 exemplaren
Secrets: Day Planner 2020 (2019) 2 exemplaren
VIDA (SELECCION DE CITAS) (2008) 2 exemplaren
Lukostřelec (2023) 1 exemplaar
Keemiyagar 1 exemplaar
El Alquemista 1 exemplaar
The angels' share 1 exemplaar
MALI I PESTE 1 exemplaar
The Classic Collection (2018) 1 exemplaar
Strelac 1 exemplaar
قصة طريقين 1 exemplaar
BRIDA 1 exemplaar
Nha gia kim 1 exemplaar
MATURIA 1 exemplaar
Besinci Dag (2020) 1 exemplaar
Por ele mesmo 1 exemplaar
ARIT TE DRITES 1 exemplaar
a oraco que deus entendia c535 (1900) 1 exemplaar
Simyaci Ciltli (2007) 1 exemplaar
Szerelem (2009) 1 exemplaar
مکتوب 1 exemplaar
Paths: Day Planner 2019 (2018) 1 exemplaar
Aldatmak - Mini Kitap (2016) 1 exemplaar
أنا رجل حر 1 exemplaar
Discurso de posse 1 exemplaar
Courage: 2016 Calendar (2015) 1 exemplaar
Manuscrisul găsit la Accra (2011) 1 exemplaar
Seierherren står alene (2009) 1 exemplaar
Hipík (2018) 1 exemplaar
Força 2023 1 exemplaar
The alchemist 1 exemplaar
Encounters: Day Planner 2021 (2020) 1 exemplaar

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Algemene kennis

Officiële naam
de Souza, Paulo Coelho
Land (voor op de kaart)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Geneva, Switzerland
Colégio Santo Inácio-Rede Jesuíta de Educação
theater director
lyricist (toon alle 7)
Oiticica, Christina (wife)
United Nations (Messenger of Peace)
European Union (Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue)
Shimon Peres Institute for Peace
UNESCO (special counsellor for “Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences”)
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Brazilian Academy of Letters
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Legion d'Honneur
Knight of Arts and Letters ( [1996])
Flaiano (1996)
Comendador de Ordem do Rio Branco ( [1998])
Crystal Award (World Economic Forum ∙ 1999)
Crystal Mirror Award ( [2000]) (toon alle 18)
Premio Internazionale Fregene ( [2001])
Planetary Arts Award (Club of Budapest ∙ 2002)
Order of St. Sophia (contribution to revival of science and culture ∙ [2004])
Order of Honour (Ukraine ∙ 2004)
Budapest Prize ( [2005])
Goldene Feder Award ( [2005])
International Author Award (DirectGroup ∙ [2005])
Wilbur Award (Religion Communicators Council ∙ [2006])
Cruz do Mérito do Empreendedor Juscelino Kubitschek ( [2006])
I Premio Álava en el Corazón ( [2006])
Las Pergolas Prize (Association of Mexican Booksellers ∙ [2006])
Distinction of Honour (City of Odense - Hans Christian Andersen Award ∙ [2007])
Sant Jordi Asociados, Barcelona
Korte biografie
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist.

Coelho wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee. Yet his most well known work has been done with Raul Seixas. Together they wrote such successes as Eu nasci há dez mil anos atrás (I was born ten thousand years ago), Gita and Al Capone, amongst other 60 songs.

His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental religions, etc.

In 1982 Coelho published his first book, Hell Archives, which failed to make any kind of impact. In 1985 he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he later tried to take it off the shelves, since he considered it “of bad quality”. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage.

In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time.

Other titles include Brida (1990), The Valkyries (1992), By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo entitle Maktub (1994), the compilation of texts Phrases (1995), The Fifth Mountain (1996), Manual of a Warrior of Light (1997), Veronika decides to die (1998), The Devil and Miss Prym (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren (2001), Eleven Minutes (2003), The Zahir (2005), The Witch of Portobello (2006) and a compilation of texts gathered under the title Like a Flowing River (2006) published in a few countries for the moment.

He also adapted The Gift (Henry Drummond) and Love letters of a prophet (Kalil Gibran).

To date, Coelho has sold a total of 100 million copies and, according to the magazine Publishing Trends; he was the most sold author in the world in 2003 with his book Eleven Minutes – even though at the time it hadn’t been released in the United States, Japan or 10 other countries!

Also according to Publishing Trends, The Alchemist was to be found in the 6th place of world sales in 2003. Eleven Minutes topped all lists in the world, except for England, where it was in second place. The Zahir, published in 2005, was in third place of bestsellers according to Publishing Trends, after Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

The Alchemist was one of the most important literary phenomena of the 20th century. It reaches the first place in bestselling lists in 18 countries, and so far has sold 30 million copies.

The book has been praised by different personalities ranging from the Nobel Prize Kenzaburo Oe to the singer Madonna, who considers it one of her favourite books. It has equally inspired many projects – such as a musical in Japan, theatre plays in France, Belgium, USA, Turkey, Italy, Switzerland. It is also the theme of two symphonies (Italy and USA) and had its text illustrated by the famous French artist Moebius (author of the sceneries for he Fifth Element and Alien).

His work has been translated in 67 languages and edited in more than 150 countries.



Juli 2013 : "Der Alchimist" von Paulo Coelho in Online-Lesekreis (augustus 2013)
Paulo Coelho in 1001 Books to read before you die (september 2008)


Mooi...heb er wel dik negen maanden over gedaan, als oefening Franse vocabulaire...
Mr.Prikkebeen | 153 andere besprekingen | Jun 17, 2020 |
Dit boek behandelt een aantal fundamentele problematieken van de menselijke existentie: heeft het leven zin? En wat is het verschil tussen waanzin en normaliteit? Coelho zet die kwesties neer in de concrete context van een jonge Sloveense vrouw die na een mislukte zelfmoordpoging in een psychiatrische kliniek wordt geplaatst. Interessant dus, en regelmatig geeft Coelho goede voorzetten, maar elke keer weer laat hij de verhaallijn stilvallen om een nieuw personage te introduceren of een andere mijmering te lanceren. En op het einde maakt hij zich er van af met een wel heel goedkoop happy end. Tussendoor laat hij een pseudo-soefi-leraar wat wijsheden debiteren. Ik had hier meer van verwacht.… (meer)
bookomaniac | 153 andere besprekingen | Apr 24, 2016 |
De pelgrimstocht naar Santiago is het verhaal van Paulo Coelho's reis langs de legendarische pelgrimsroute naar Santiago de Compostella, op zoek naar oude wijsheid. Het was een tocht die zijn leven voorgoed veranderde en hem bracht naar een uitzonderlijk schrijverschap.

In De pelgrimstocht naar Santiago wijst hij ons de weg naar de kennis en wijsheid die wij allemaal in ons dragen.
Anne-Rose | 50 andere besprekingen | Sep 12, 2015 |
Als de vrouw van een succesvolle schrijver plotseling verdwijnt, wordt de zoektocht naar haar tevens een pelgrimstocht
huizenga | 69 andere besprekingen | Aug 1, 2015 |


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