'Paulo Coelho's Best Story' skims surface of author's life

Paulo Coelho's mega-selling novels and memoirs - allegorical, abounding in aphorisms and supplemented by a prolific social-media output - have made him a revered figure for millions of modern-day seekers. The screen version of the Brazilian author's life, a period-hopping attempt to shatter the... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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In pushing the romance genre aside, Australia’s publishing industry sent its most successful writers to pursue their careers abroadNalini Singh is trying to convince me to read a love story starring bears. The tiny author is tucked up under a huge scarf in a cafe on a freezing August day in... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Archer’ aims for profundity but misses

The novel’s self-help aphorisms are superficial when they aren’t simply nonsensical. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Deborah Tannen’s ‘Finding My Father’ pays tribute to a man whose many jobs became his life story

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Story of ‘bloodthirsty unicorns’ brings debut author record publishing deal

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In ‘Short Life in a Strange World,’ paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder help an author make sense of his existence

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Are novelists obliged to tell the story of their private life?

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Paulo Coelho deletes draft of children’s book he was working on with Kobe Bryant.

This is a sad and simple human gesture in the face of death. Within hours of learning Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash, novelist Paulo Coelho—most famous in the US for his 1988 novel The Alchemist—deleted the draft of a children’s book he had been working on with Bryant. As Coelho to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison explain why she told black stories

Celebrated novelist Toni Morrison has died at 88, and she leaves behind a commanding legacy of the black experience in literature. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died, according to a friend who confirmed the news to the Associated Press. She was 88 years old.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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