Passion, tradition, perfection and the highest levels of technical sophistication all this is represented by the name of IWC Schaffhausen. Its head office and principal production site in Schaffhausen are the result of one of the most interesting stories about the foundation of a company in the watchmaking industry. show more show less
Author Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 24, 1947. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. He wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina, Rita Lee, and Raul Seixas. His first book, Hell Archives, was published in 1982. He has written over 25 books since then including The Pilgrimage, The Alchemist, Brida, The Fifth Mountain, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and Like a Flowing River. He has won numerous awards for his work including Las Pergolas Prize 2006 by the Association of Mexican Booksellers, The Budapest Prize, Nielsen Gold Book Award, and the Grand Prix Litteraire Elle.