October 20, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Naomi is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, fellow at The Nation Institute and author of the international and New York Times bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Klein’s previous book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was also an international bestseller, translated into more than twenty-eight languages, with over a million copies in print. Klein’s regular column for The Nation and The Guardian is distributed internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004 she released a feature documentary about Argentina’s occupied factories, The Take, 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. Klein is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia.
Her latest book is This Changes Everything, which The New York Times Book Review called “The most momentous and contentious environmental book since “Silent Spring.” You can read her interview with Vogue magazine here.
In her teens, she was obsessed with designer labels and embraced “full-on consumerism”. And then she wrote No Logo: Taking Aim At The Brand Bullies.
Naomi has “long shared a desire for climate change denial.” Despite that impulse, she doesn’t deny it.
Her grandfather was an animator at Disney, but after a strike went to work at a shipyard instead.
She is married to filmmaker Avi Lewis, son of politician, broadcaster and diplomat Stephen Lewis.
She is uncomfortable in crowds.
Watch her 2010 TED Talk below.