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Date of Birth 24 August 1947Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nickname Paulinho

Mini Bio (1)

Paulo Coelho was born on August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a writer, known for Veronika Decides to Die (2009), Amante Latino (1979) and Veronika Decides to Die (2005). He is married to Christina Oiticica.

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Christina Oiticica (? - present)

Trivia (6)

Considered one of the greatest writers in Brazil.
Although being the first non-Moslem occidental writer who has traveled to Iran since the Islamic revolution in 1979, his novel "The Zahir" was banned there (2005).
Lives in Rio de Janerio and Tarbes, France.
Big supporter of the Brazilian national soccer team.
After abandoning his studies at a law school in 1970, he traveled throughout Americas and Europe.
Has sold over 86 million books in over 150 countries and his works, which include "The Alchemist", "The Pilgrimage", "Eleven Minutes" and "Veronica Decides to Die", have been translated into 56 languages.

Personal Quotes (1)

Don't waste your time with explanations; people only hear what they want to hear.

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