Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of several books, including her 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, won the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and was shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards in the nonfiction category. Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s and a reporter for Rolling Stone, and she writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian. In 2014 she received the International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar award, and in 2015 she received the Izzy Award honoring outstanding achievement in independent journalism and media.
The event is sponsored by the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies and the Humanities Institute at the University of Texas.
Location: University of Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, 2313 Red River, Austin, 78705