Sunday, April 11, 2010

Paulo Coelho

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 theater director, actor, lyricist, and journalist. Paulo wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee, yet he is best known for his work 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." He wrote "The Alchemist," one of the bestselling Brazilian books of all time. He also adapted "The Gift" (Henry Drummond) and "Love letters of a prophet" (Kalil Gibran). His work has been translated in 67 languages and edited in more than 150 countries.

Photo by Philip Van Volsem, courtesy of the author

Paulo's contribution to Typing In Public:

Paulo Coelh
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