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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

You are undeniably one of the most influent and, in the same time, one of the best selling contemporary writers. Considering only these two certainties, aren’t you afraid that at some point you could disappoint your readers or you could be accused that you write commercial literature?

I write to understand myself. If you take “Eleven Minutes” for example, it was a risk, but I was ready to take it. I am only concerned about being honest to my soul, when I write.

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