Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002. His novel The Alchemist became an international best-seller and he has published 30 more books since then.
This text is a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following your dreams. The book tells the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of traveling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain, he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. With a visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism, and folklore, the author hopes that The Alchemist has the power to inspire nations and change people’s lives.
Publisher: HARPER COLLIN
Author: PAULO COELHO