‘Alchemist’ Author Plays With Reality in New Book
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has released his latest novel, “Manuscript Found in Accra,” examining “values that span time.”
It is Coelho’s 22nd offering.
Previous works, including “The Alchemist,” “Veronica Decides to Die” and “The Zahir,” have sold more than 140 million copies in 73 languages.
The new novel plays with fiction and reality in telling a story about a Greek sage known as Copta, who features in a manuscript discovered by an Englishman centuries later.
“Distinguishing fiction is really hard not just for writers, but for anyone. We live under a barrage of information that we believe is real, even when it can’t be,” Coelho said in an interview in Geneva, released by his publisher, Sextante.