How ‘The Alchemist’ Author Paulo Coelho Inspires Us

How ‘The Alchemist’ Author Paulo Coelho Inspires Us

Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15th and runs to October 15th, and I want to talk about Paulo Coelho,  an author who has been hugley important in paving the way for many Latinx authors.    Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was raised in a strict Catholic household, however his Coelho’s introverted nature and rejection of tradition led to his being committed by his parents to a mental institution at age seventeen, from which he escaped three times. He was released at age twenty. Having gone through a lot, Coelho says he has no hard feelings towards his parents, in an interview with …