Edit this post

The On Being Project

Paulo Coelho

The Alchemy of Pilgrimage

The Brazilian lyricist Paulo Coelho is best known for his book, The Alchemist — which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 400 weeks. His fable-like stories turn life, love, writing, and reading into pilgrimage. In a rare conversation, we meet the man behind the writings and explore what he’s touched in modern people.

Share Your Reflection


  • Paulo Coelho

    Paulo Coelho

    is the author of many books including The PilgrimageVeronika Decides to Die, and The Alchemist. His forthcoming book out in the fall is The Spy.