Paulo Coelho de Souza – an absolutely creative & distinguished Brazilian lyricist, novelist & a coveted member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. His novel The Alchemist became a much loved international best-seller. Initially, Coelho enrolled in a law school, abandoning his dream of becoming a writer. While trying to overcome procrastination about launching his writing career, he decided, “if I see a white feather today, it is a sign that I have to write a new book.” Seeing one in the window of a shop that day, he began writing! Said “when you truly want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage & drive, a defining moment”.
Coelho’s novels often explore & delve into the themes of love, self-awareness, solitude, chasing one’s dreams & travelling while weaving these elements brilliantly with the characters & plots that satisfy the soul. His success philosophy can be encapsulated in simplicity, tenacity, faith & self-belief to pursue one’s passion. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve – the fear of failure”. To date, Paulo Coelho has published 30 beautiful books. An incredibly gifted & inspirational writer.