‘If we do not take our individual responsibility, we will end up in the hands of the authority and the power’.
One of the most read writers in the world, with over 140 million books sold in more than 168 countries and translated into 73 languages, achieved his greatest success with the book ‘El alquimista’ (The alchemist). He has received many international awards as the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum, the Gold Medal of Galicia or the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur from the French government, among others who have hailed as one of the most important writers of our time. Since October 2002 is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Moreover, today is special adviser to Unesco spiritual convergence program and intercultural dialogues.