About Naomi

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of seven critically acclaimed books published in over 30 languages. Senior Correspondent at The Intercept. The inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair at Rutgers University.

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Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center and is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.

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About Naomi

Short Bio

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center and is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University.

Naomi Klein

Biography

Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and international and New York Times bestselling author of, No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (2017), This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000). In 2018, she published The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists (2018) reprinted from her feature article for The Intercept with all royalties donated to Puerto Rican organization juntegente.org.  On September 17, 2019, her next book: On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal will be published worldwide.

 

In 2017, No Is Not Enough was an instant New York Times bestseller and was nominated for the National Book Award. This Changes Everything won the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and was nominated for multiple other awards.  It was an Observer ‘Book of the Year,’ and a New York Times Book Review ‘100 Notable Books of the Year.’ The Shock Doctrine was published worldwide in 2007 and translated into over 25 languages. It won the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ lists including as a New York Times Critics’ Pick of the Year.  Naomi Klein’s first book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was translated into over 30 languages. The New York Times called it “a movement bible.” A tenth anniversary edition of No Logo was published worldwide in 2009. The Literary Review of Canada has named it one of the hundred most important Canadian books ever published.  In 2016, The Guardian picked No Logo as one of the Top 100 Non Fiction books of all time. Time magazine also chose No Logo as one of the Top 100 Non-Fiction books published since 1923.

 

A collection of her writing, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate was published in 2002.

 

In 2015, the feature documentary of This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  In 2007, the six-minute companion film to The Shock Doctrine, created by Oscar winning director Alfonso Cuarón, was an Official Selection of the Venice Biennale, San Sebastien and Toronto International Film Festivals. The Shock Doctrine was also adapted into a feature length documentary by award-winning director Michael Winterbottom and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. In 2004, Naomi Klein wrote The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factories co-produced with director Avi Lewis. The film was an Official Selection of the Venice Biennale and won the Best Documentary Jury Prize at the American Film Institute’s Film Festival in Los Angeles.

 

Naomi Klein was named Senior Correspondent at The Intercept in February 2017.  She is a Puffin Fellow of the Type Media Center.  She has also written a regular column for The Nation, The Globe and Mail and The Guardian that was syndicated in major newspapers around the world by The New York Times Syndicate.  She has been a contributing editor at Harper’s and Rolling Stone. She has reported from China for Rolling Stone, Standing Rock and Puerto Rico for The Intercept, Copenhagen (COP15) for The Nation, Buenos Aires for The Financial Times, and Iraq for Harper’s. Additionally, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, El Pais, L’Espresso, The New Statesman, Le Monde, among many other publications.

She is a regular media commentator in print, radio and television around the world, appearing on such shows as Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN, BBC Newsnight and HARDTalk, Democracy Now, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Colbert Report, The Tavis Smiley Show, Charlie Rose and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.  She has been interviewed and profiled in hundreds of magazines and newspapers and podcasts including a major profile in The New Yorker magazine where she was called “the most visible and influential figure on the American left—what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago.”  She has been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 public intellectuals in Prospect magazine, as one of the 100 People Who Are Changing America in Rolling Stone and was named as one of Ms. Magazine’s Women of the Year.

 

After This Changes Everything was published, Klein’s focus was putting its ideas into action. She is one of the organizers and authors of Canada’s Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition off fossil fuels endorsed by over 200 organizations, tens of thousands of individuals, which inspired similar climate justice initiatives around the world. She is now a co-founder and advisory board chair of The Leap, a climate justice organization developed from the Manifesto that exists to inject new urgency and bold ideas into confronting the intersecting crises of our time: climate change, racism and inequality. Klein is also a member of the board of directors for climate-action group 350.org. In 2015, she was invited to speak at the Vatican to help launch Pope Francis’s historic encyclical on ecology, Laudato si’. She spoke at NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s 2018 press conference announcing New York City’s plan to divest from fossil fuel investment.

 

She has received multiple honorary degrees and awards. In 2019 she was named one of the The Frederick Douglass 200, a project to honor the impact of 200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Douglass.  In 2014, the International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar Award honoured her for her activism in alter-globalizations social movements and protests. Author of numerous books and articles, Naomi is one of the most important voices in the alter-globalizations movement.”

 

In 2015 she was awarded the Izzy (I.F. Stone) Award for Outstanding Independent Media and Journalism: “Few journalists today take on the big issues as comprehensively and fearlessly as Naomi Klein. She combines rigorous reporting, analysis, history and global scope into a package that not only identifies problems, but also illuminates successful activism and solutions. That goes for her groundbreaking book on climate change and for columns that brilliantly connect the dots – such as the intersection of climate justice and racial justice.”

 

In 2016 she was awarded Australia’s international award for peace, the Sydney Peace Prize according to the prize jury, “exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality, and for reminding us of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice.”

Meet Naomi

Biography

Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and international and New York Times bestselling author of, No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (2017), This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000). In 2018, she published The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists (2018) reprinted from her feature article for The Intercept with all royalties donated to Puerto Rican organization juntegente.org.  On September 17, 2019, her next book: On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal will be published worldwide.

 

In 2017, No Is Not Enough was an instant New York Times bestseller and was nominated for the National Book Award. This Changes Everything won the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and was nominated for multiple other awards.  It was an Observer ‘Book of the Year,’ and a New York Times Book Review ‘100 Notable Books of the Year.’ The Shock Doctrine was published worldwide in 2007 and translated into over 25 languages. It won the inaugural Warwick Prize for Writing. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ lists including as a New York Times Critics’ Pick of the Year.  Naomi Klein’s first book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was translated into over 30 languages. The New York Times called it “a movement bible.” A tenth anniversary edition of No Logo was published worldwide in 2009. The Literary Review of Canada has named it one of the hundred most important Canadian books ever published.  In 2016, The Guardian picked No Logo as one of the Top 100 Non Fiction books of all time. Time magazine also chose No Logo as one of the Top 100 Non-Fiction books published since 1923.

 

A collection of her writing, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate was published in 2002.

 

In 2015, the feature documentary of This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  In 2007, the six-minute companion film to The Shock Doctrine, created by Oscar winning director Alfonso Cuarón, was an Official Selection of the Venice Biennale, San Sebastien and Toronto International Film Festivals. The Shock Doctrine was also adapted into a feature length documentary by award-winning director Michael Winterbottom and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. In 2004, Naomi Klein wrote The Take, a feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factories co-produced with director Avi Lewis. The film was an Official Selection of the Venice Biennale and won the Best Documentary Jury Prize at the American Film Institute’s Film Festival in Los Angeles.

 

Naomi Klein was named Senior Correspondent at The Intercept in February 2017.  She is a Puffin Fellow of the Type Media Center.  She has also written a regular column for The Nation, The Globe and Mail and The Guardian that was syndicated in major newspapers around the world by The New York Times Syndicate.  She has been a contributing editor at Harper’s and Rolling Stone. She has reported from China for Rolling Stone, Standing Rock and Puerto Rico for The Intercept, Copenhagen (COP15) for The Nation, Buenos Aires for The Financial Times, and Iraq for Harper’s. Additionally, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, El Pais, L’Espresso, The New Statesman, Le Monde, among many other publications.

 

She is a regular media commentator in print, radio and television around the world, appearing on such shows as Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN, BBC Newsnight and HARDTalk, Democracy Now, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Colbert Report, The Tavis Smiley Show, Charlie Rose and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.  She has been interviewed and profiled in hundreds of magazines and newspapers and podcasts including a major profile in The New Yorker magazine where she was called “the most visible and influential figure on the American left—what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago.”  She has been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 public intellectuals in Prospect magazine, as one of the 100 People Who Are Changing America in Rolling Stone and was named as one of Ms. Magazine’s Women of the Year.

 

After This Changes Everything was published, Klein’s focus was putting its ideas into action. She is one of the organizers and authors of Canada’s Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition off fossil fuels endorsed by over 200 organizations, tens of thousands of individuals, which inspired similar climate justice initiatives around the world. She is now a co-founder and advisory board chair of The Leap, a climate justice organization developed from the Manifesto that exists to inject new urgency and bold ideas into confronting the intersecting crises of our time: climate change, racism and inequality. Klein is also a member of the board of directors for climate-action group 350.org. In 2015, she was invited to speak at the Vatican to help launch Pope Francis’s historic encyclical on ecology, Laudato si’. She spoke at NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s 2018 press conference announcing New York City’s plan to divest from fossil fuel investment.

 

She has received multiple honorary degrees and awards. In 2019 she was named one of the The Frederick Douglass 200, a project to honor the impact of 200 living individuals who best embody the work and spirit of Douglass.  In 2014, the International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar Award honoured her for her activism in alter-globalizations social movements and protests. Author of numerous books and articles, Naomi is one of the most important voices in the alter-globalizations movement.”

 

In 2015 she was awarded the Izzy (I.F. Stone) Award for Outstanding Independent Media and Journalism: “Few journalists today take on the big issues as comprehensively and fearlessly as Naomi Klein. She combines rigorous reporting, analysis, history and global scope into a package that not only identifies problems, but also illuminates successful activism and solutions. That goes for her groundbreaking book on climate change and for columns that brilliantly connect the dots – such as the intersection of climate justice and racial justice.”

 

In 2016 she was awarded Australia’s international award for peace, the Sydney Peace Prize according to the prize jury, “exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality, and for reminding us of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice.”

Praise

No Is Not Enough

Cornel West

“Naomi Klein is one of the few revolutionary public intellectuals of great integrity and vision.”

The Washington Post

“Naomi Klein’s new book, No Is Not Enough, is a bit of a told-you-so. And here’s the thing: She really did tell us.”

The Guardian

“Klein’s background and expertise allow her to pull together the disparate threads of what it would be misleading to call ‘Trumpism’, if only because of the unwarranted suggestion of system and control. She insists, rightly in my view, that there is a need to promote a positive alternative social vision, and that ostensibly ‘utopian’ aims and proposals are a way to avoid being caught in a politics that is merely reactive or timidly reformist.”

—Hari Kunzru

The Guardian

“In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein anatomises the roots of Trump in the already dystopian world of corporate-ruled America and predicts the ‘end run around democracy’. A clear and readable guide to action, if it is action you are contemplating.”

—Paul Mason

Cornel West

“Naomi Klein is one of the few revolutionary public intellectuals of great integrity and vision.”

The Washington Post

“Naomi Klein’s new book, No Is Not Enough, is a bit of a told-you-so. And here’s the thing: She really did tell us.”

The Guardian

“Klein’s background and expertise allow her to pull together the disparate threads of what it would be misleading to call ‘Trumpism’, if only because of the unwarranted suggestion of system and control. She insists, rightly in my view, that there is a need to promote a positive alternative social vision, and that ostensibly ‘utopian’ aims and proposals are a way to avoid being caught in a politics that is merely reactive or timidly reformist.”

—Hari Kunzru

The Guardian

“In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein anatomises the roots of Trump in the already dystopian world of corporate-ruled America and predicts the ‘end run around democracy’. A clear and readable guide to action, if it is action you are contemplating.”

—Paul Mason

Praise

This Changes Everything

Maclean’s

“Naomi Klein . . . is one of the most internationally celebrated Canadians alive . . . . Klein’s bestselling and award-winning critiques of globalized capitalism and climate change—translated into dozens of languages—have been touchstones for the political left, not only in Canada but worldwide, and hailed as incisive manifestos for socio-economic change.”

The Globe and Mail

“Klein’s great gifts have always been synthesizing huge amounts of information and drawing connections between seemingly disparate issues; on those points, This Changes Everything is no different.”

The Atlantic

“These days, the prevailing mood in response to climate change seems to be one of despair. It’s too late. The problem is too massive. But Klein sees something else. She sees a possibility: that a more humane economy can be shaped by aggressively combating climate change.”

The Guardian

“Klein helps to intellectually arm the rank-and-file activists and offer some hope to those thirsty for alternatives. Other writers who want a just, equal and sustainable world will undoubtedly emerge: and like me, Klein’s work will spur them on.”

Arundhati Roy

“Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times . . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today.”

Rolling Stone

“Naomi Klein has been progressivism’s most visible, most charmingly articulate spokesperson . . . .”

The Observer

“Klein is a brave and passionate writer who always deserves to be heard, and this is a powerful and urgent book.”

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust

“Written with an elegant blend of science, statistics, field reports and personal insight, [This Changes Everything] does not paralyze but buoys the reader . . . . Klein’s urgency and outrage is balanced by meticulous documentation and passionate argument. Heart and mind go hand in hand in this magisterial response to a present crisis.”

New Scientist

“Powerfully and uncompromisingly written, the impassioned polemic we have come to expect from Klein, mixing firsthand accounts of events around the world and withering political analysis . . . . Her stirring vision is nothing less than a political, economic, social, cultural and moral makeover of the human world.”

Financial Times

“Klein is one of the left’s most influential figures and a prominent climate champion . . . . [She] is a gifted writer and there is little doubt about the problem she identifies.”

The Gazette

“Klein does more than present an alarming look at where we are as a planet—she actually posits realistic ways out of our end-game. Her uncanny ability to marshall a staggering amount of research into a page-turning clarion call should never be taken for granted.”

The Huffington Post

“Klein is an extraordinarily gifted writer and visionary, Big Picture strategic thinker.”

The New York Times

This Changes Everything is, improbably, Klein’s most optimistic book. She braids together the science, psychology, geopolitics, economics, ethics and activism that shape the climate question. The result is the most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring.”

Alfonso Cuarón

“Naomi is like a great doctor – she can diagnose problems nobody else sees”

Seth MacFarlane

“Check out [Naomi Klein’s] incredible book This Changes Everything. It may be the most important book you read this decade.”

Maclean’s

“Naomi Klein . . . is one of the most internationally celebrated Canadians alive . . . . Klein’s bestselling and award-winning critiques of globalized capitalism and climate change—translated into dozens of languages—have been touchstones for the political left, not only in Canada but worldwide, and hailed as incisive manifestos for socio-economic change.”

The Globe and Mail

“Klein’s great gifts have always been synthesizing huge amounts of information and drawing connections between seemingly disparate issues; on those points, This Changes Everything is no different.”

The Atlantic

“These days, the prevailing mood in response to climate change seems to be one of despair. It’s too late. The problem is too massive. But Klein sees something else. She sees a possibility: that a more humane economy can be shaped by aggressively combating climate change.”

The Guardian

“Klein helps to intellectually arm the rank-and-file activists and offer some hope to those thirsty for alternatives. Other writers who want a just, equal and sustainable world will undoubtedly emerge: and like me, Klein’s work will spur them on.”

Arundhati Roy

“Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times . . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today.”

Rolling Stone

“Naomi Klein has been progressivism’s most visible, most charmingly articulate spokesperson . . . .”

The Observer

“Klein is a brave and passionate writer who always deserves to be heard, and this is a powerful and urgent book.”

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust

“Written with an elegant blend of science, statistics, field reports and personal insight, [This Changes Everything] does not paralyze but buoys the reader . . . . Klein’s urgency and outrage is balanced by meticulous documentation and passionate argument. Heart and mind go hand in hand in this magisterial response to a present crisis.”

New Scientist

“Powerfully and uncompromisingly written, the impassioned polemic we have come to expect from Klein, mixing firsthand accounts of events around the world and withering political analysis . . . . Her stirring vision is nothing less than a political, economic, social, cultural and moral makeover of the human world.”

Financial Times

“Klein is one of the left’s most influential figures and a prominent climate champion . . . . [She] is a gifted writer and there is little doubt about the problem she identifies.”

The Gazette

“Klein does more than present an alarming look at where we are as a planet—she actually posits realistic ways out of our end-game. Her uncanny ability to marshall a staggering amount of research into a page-turning clarion call should never be taken for granted.”

The Huffington Post

“Klein is an extraordinarily gifted writer and visionary, Big Picture strategic thinker.”

The New York Times

This Changes Everything is, improbably, Klein’s most optimistic book. She braids together the science, psychology, geopolitics, economics, ethics and activism that shape the climate question. The result is the most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring.”

Alfonso Cuarón

“Naomi is like a great doctor – she can diagnose problems nobody else sees”

Seth MacFarlane

“Check out [Naomi Klein’s] incredible book This Changes Everything. It may be the most important book you read this decade.”

Praise

The Shock Doctrine

Praise

The Shock Doctrine

LA Times

“Not everybody’s going to agree with her, but this is reporting and history-writing in the tradition of Izzy Stone and Upton Sinclair. Klein upends assumptions and demands that we think — her book is thrilling, troubling and very dark.”

The Vancouver Sun

“Riveting . . . . confirms Naomi Klein’s status as one of the most important intellectuals of our times.”

Newark Star-Ledger

“A towering polemic . . . . Klein is not simply a woman with a bullhorn. A fierce writer whose prose has the metaphorical gusto of Susan Sontag’s in its best moments, Klein manages to weave a narrative out of a large variety of historical events that is equal parts cultural commentary and investigative journalism.”

The New York Times

“Klein provides a rich description of the political machinations required to force unsavory economic policies on resisting countries, and of the human toll.”

Howard Zinn

“Naomi Klein is an investigative reporter like no other. She roams the continents with eyes wide open and her brain operating at full speed, finding connections we never thought of and patterns which eluded us . . . . This is a brilliant book, one of the most important I have read in a long time.”

Seymour M. Hersh

“Naomi Klein is one of the most new important voices in journalism today, as this book makes clear. She has turned globalism inside out, and in so doing given all of us a new way of looking at our seemingly unending disaster in Iraq, and a new way of understanding why we got there.”

John Berger

“Naomi Klein as a writer is an accusing angel . . . . A book to be read everywhere.”

Anthony Shadid

The Shock Doctrine is, simply put, a book without peer, an epic and riveting work whose message must be heard . . . . Honest, urgent and necessary to read . . . an essential book; only Klein could write it.”

LA Times

“Not everybody’s going to agree with her, but this is reporting and history-writing in the tradition of Izzy Stone and Upton Sinclair. Klein upends assumptions and demands that we think — her book is thrilling, troubling and very dark.”

The Vancouver Sun

“Riveting . . . . confirms Naomi Klein’s status as one of the most important intellectuals of our times.”

Newark Star-Ledger

“A towering polemic . . . . Klein is not simply a woman with a bullhorn. A fierce writer whose prose has the metaphorical gusto of Susan Sontag’s in its best moments, Klein manages to weave a narrative out of a large variety of historical events that is equal parts cultural commentary and investigative journalism.”

The New York Times

“Klein provides a rich description of the political machinations required to force unsavory economic policies on resisting countries, and of the human toll.”

Howard Zinn

“Naomi Klein is an investigative reporter like no other. She roams the continents with eyes wide open and her brain operating at full speed, finding connections we never thought of and patterns which eluded us . . . . This is a brilliant book, one of the most important I have read in a long time.”

Seymour M. Hersh

“Naomi Klein is one of the most new important voices in journalism today, as this book makes clear. She has turned globalism inside out, and in so doing given all of us a new way of looking at our seemingly unending disaster in Iraq, and a new way of understanding why we got there.”

John Berger

“Naomi Klein as a writer is an accusing angel . . . . A book to be read everywhere.”

Anthony Shadid

The Shock Doctrine is, simply put, a book without peer, an epic and riveting work whose message must be heard . . . . Honest, urgent and necessary to read . . . an essential book; only Klein could write it.”

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