Naomi Klein (Photo: Dale Robbins)
Photo: Dale Robbins

Naomi Klein

Journalist

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of two international bestsellers. She’s received widespread acclaim for her writing on climate change, the destructive nature of capitalism in times of crisis, and anti-corporate globalization. Her most recent book, a New York Times bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007), was translated into 30 languages and sold over a million copies worldwide. The book was adapted into a feature length film by award-winning director Michael Winterbottom, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. 

Klein’s first book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, another international bestseller, was named as one of the Top 100 non-fiction books published since 1923 by Time Magazine.  Klein is currently working on a new book and film about how the climate crisis can incite political and economic transformation.

Klein’s columns appear regularly in The Nation and the Guardian newspaper. She is a contributing editor for Harper’s and reporter for Rolling Stone, and has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and El Pais.  In 2004, Klein’s reporting from Iraq for Harper’s earned her the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.

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, Nova Scotia. She lives in Toronto with her husband, documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis, and their son, Toma.