Paulo Coelho

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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

In your books you often touch on the problems of existence, faith, the search for the meaning of life, loneliness. Do you try to share your life experiences with your readers through your heroes – to help them to understand life and the value of living?

What I do in my books is to share my experience, and nothing else. I don’t try to make the readers to understand anything, because I do believe that experience is what counts. However, by being able to communicate my inner soul, both the reader and myself feel that we are not alone, and this give us both extra strength to pursue our personal legend.

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