Paulo Coelho's books have won numerous awards and are permanent fixtures on bestseller lists in Brazil and around the world. Other books by Paulo Coelho include The Alchemist, The Valkyries and By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. He and his wife Christina, live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
'One of the few to deserve the term "publishing phenomenon"' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES 'His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.' LE FIGARO