Paulo Coelho explains why he deletes unfinished children’s book
Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho and basketball star Kobe Bryant were working together on a children’s book, but the author said he deleted the draft after Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash.
"I deleted the draft because it didn’t make any sense to publish without him," Coelho told The Associated Press.
"That doesn’t stop me from writing someday about things I learned from Kobe and how much of a larger-than-life person he was. But the children’s book did not make sense anymore,"
Coelho’s decision disappointed many of Bryant’s fans, who flooded the writer’s social media channels asking for the draft not to be erased.
Bryant was a fan of Coelho’s and called 'The Alchemist' his favorite book.