Malala says Paulo Coelho is her favorite writer of all time

08/19/2014

The education activist Malala has declared The Alchemist is "the last truly great book" she read and Paulo Coelho, his favorite author. During an interview for The New York Times, the Pakistani school pupil and co-author of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World said the story of Santiago, the sheperd boy from The Alchemist, "tells you that you should believe in yourself and continue your journey".

Malala Yousafzai and Paulo Coelho have shown their mutual respect in several occasions and is not rare to see who they interact on social media, specially on Twitter, where both are very active and have a tremendous number of followers.

Read the interview on The New York Times

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