2010

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is a Canadian award-winning journalist, author of internationally bestselling non-fiction books and political activist. She writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s Magazine won the James Aranson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Her first book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (2000) was an international bestseller, translated into 28 languages. Her second book, a collection of her work, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate was published in 2002. Her third book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) was also an international bestseller and it was translated into 27 languages. A six minute companion film was created by Alfonso Cuaron and it was downloaded over a million times. Naomi Klein and her husband, Avi Lewis, co-produced a feature documentary, The Take, about Argentina’s worker occupied factories in 2004. Klein is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Law from the University of King’s College, Nova Scotia, Canada.