A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 1947, and he is a worldwide famous writer who has been translated into 72 languages and sold 130 million in more than 160 countries. Among his most beloved and popular novels include: The Alchemist, Veronika Decides To Die, Eleven Minutes, Brida, and The Winner Stands Alone. His most recent book, Aleph, was published in 2011. In addition, he created the Paulo Coelho Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to help underprivileged youths and senior citizens in Brazil.
In 2002 Paulo Coelho became a member of the Brazilian Academy of Literature. In 2007 he was appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the Most Translated Author for the same book (The Alchemist), and he was awarded with the French award of the Honorable legion.