Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life: The Authorized Biography (Hardcover)

A Warrior's Life: The Authorized Biography

By Fernando Morais

HarperOne, 9780061718885, 457pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2009



Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life is the definitive, authorized biography of one of the world's most popular and widely read authors--and the story of how his enormously popular novel The Alchemist came to be. Fernando Morais, the preeminent biographer in Brazil and a groundbreaking journalist, traces Coelho's roots in Brazil to his time as a musician and pop lyricist to his wild days of rock and roll to the publication of the The Alchemist and beyond, telling the true tale of one of the most adored authors of our time.

Praise For Paulo Coelho: A Warrior's Life: The Authorized Biography

“Fans of Coelho’s work will eagerly tear through this attentive, satisfying biography.”
-Publishers Weekly

After reading this biography, it is easy to understand how and why these youthful experiences and his subsequent spiritual reawakening inform his fiction with the mystical depth that is his literary trademark. Readers will definitely want to see how his unfolding story continues to play out.