Portrait of Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author most recently of the critically acclaimed bestseller, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, first published in September 2014. She is also the author of 2007’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and the 2002 collection Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate. Her first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was published in 1999 and remains influential and popular. 

Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s and reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes a regular column for the Nation and the Guardian that is syndicated internationally. Additionally, her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Globe and Mail, El Pais, L’Espresso and New Statesman, among many other publications.

She is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. She is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Nation Institute and a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. In 2014 she received the International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar award and in 2015 she received the Izzy Award honouring outstanding achievement in independent journalism and media. She holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King’s College, Nova Scotia.


This Changes Everything was an instant New York Times and international bestseller. It was the 2014 winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction and was named to multiple Best of 2014 lists, including the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014. This Changes Everything is being translated into over 25 languages. 

In 2007 Naomi published the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. The Shock Doctrine has been published in over 30 languages with more than a million copies in print. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ lists including as a New York Times Critics’ Pick of the Year. 

No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was also an international bestseller, translated into over 25 languages with more than a million copies in print. In 2011, Time Magazinenamed it as one of the Top 100 non-fiction books published since 1923. In 2016, The Guardian listed it as one of the Top 100 Non-Fiction books of all time. The Literary Review of Canada has named it one of the 100 most important Canadian books ever published. The tenth anniversary edition of No Logo was published worldwide in 2009. A collection of her writing, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate was published in 2002.

In September 2015, This Changes Everything, the acclaimed feature documentary inspired by the book and narrated by Naomi, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015 and is now in release worldwide. In 2007, the six-minute companion film to The Shock Doctrine, created by Alfonso Cuaron, Oscar award winning director of Gravity, 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.

Photo: Anya Chibis