Paulo Coelho

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Today’s Question by Matthew

Author: Paulo Coelho

In your most novel, The Alchemist, you mentioned several places in Egypt, such as Cairo, Oasis, Pyramids, Desert, Coptic monasteries and the Nile River. What do you see so special in these places, as a person rather than a world top writer?

I think that anyone that comes face to face with the past of the pyramids, the silence of the desert and the tranquil shadows of an oasis, is transfigured. The desert talks deeply to my soul.

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