A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has sold over 65 million copies creating cult status for its author Paulo Coelho. His works have been translated into 80 languages and published in more than 150 countries. The Pilgrim is the journey that took Coelho from life at a Jesuit school and his teenage years dreaming of being a writer to a journey of discovery. Flirting with death and madness, experimenting with drugs, he eventually set on a pilgrimage in Spain, a 500-mile walk, the Road of Santiago de Compostela, that was to change his life.