Naomi Klein‘s name has become synonymous with outspoken activism, a reputation she has earned through her work as a journalist and author. She has published several books that topped the New York Times bestseller list, and have been translated into dozens of languages internationally.
Her work began to receive attention with the publication of No Logo, which was released in 2000. Klein’s criticism of major brands and their effects on society led to a deeper focus in her writings on the nature of modern capitalism and the weaponizing tactics of politicians. Her second book, The Shock Doctrine, was the winner of the inaugural Warwick Prize and was selected as a New York TimesCritics’ Pick of the Year.
Increasingly concerned about the state of the natural environment, Klein went on to focus her journalism and writing on climate issues. This Changes Everythingaddressed the subject head-on and proved to be pivotal in Klein’s writing career. She has since focused her energies on environmental projects and causes, both in her writing and her social justice work. Klein actively works on issues of fossil fuel transition, including for the Canadian Leap Manifesto activist group, the climate justice coalition 350.org, and Pope Francis’s 2015 environmental encyclical, Laudato si’.
Klein’s books include a commentary on the 2016 American elections with No is Not Enough, as well as her most recent publication of The Battle for Paradise. The royalties for the latter book were all donated to JunteGente, a Puerto Rican activist group working for climate justice in the wake of recent environmental disasters.
Besides being a prolific non-fiction novelist, Naomi Klein also frequently publishes articles in major publications such as The New York Times and The Guardian, as well as The Intercept, where she is the Senior Correspondent. She also holds the Rutgers University’s Chair for Media, Culture and Feminist Studies as of 2018.
As a result of Klein’s award-winning journalism, she was awarded the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize in 2016 for drawing immediate attention and activism towards environmental issues. Her continued research and reporting fuels her ongoing commitment to social causes.