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Naomi Klein is a journalist and social activist. She won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction in 2014. Her first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was translated into more than 25 languages and was named by the New York Times as “a movement bible.” She is a contributing editor for Harper’s, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian. Klein is a member of the board of directors for, an organization building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. She lives in Toronto.


Naomi Klein on This Changes Everything

Award History

2014 Winner

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate

Jury Citation

“Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything is a ground-breaking work on how climate change changes everything. Written with an elegant blend of science, statistics, field reports and personal insight, it does not paralyze but buoys the reader. The book’s exploration of climate change from the perspective of how capitalism functions produces fresh insights and its examination of the interconnectedness between our relationship with nature and the creation of better, fairer societies presents a radical proposal. Klein’s urgency and outrage is balanced by meticulous documentation and passionate argument. Heart and mind go hand in hand in this magisterial response to a present crisis.” – 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Charles Foran, Priscila Uppal, and Merrily Weisbord)

2014 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate

Jury Citation

“A lively work of astonishing breadth and ambition, both far-reaching and intimate, This Changes Everything makes a case that the drift towards hyper-corporatism can only worsen the crisis that imperils the planet. Sure to rouse even the most complacent into re-examining their view on the climate question, it delivers its message with a kind of spring-loaded tension. Yet Naomi Klein sees a possible hopeful outcome: ordinary citizens re-connect and re-engage, affirming the power of mass activism to lead change and, in doing so, reclaiming a more democratic society.” – 2014 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury (Denise Chong, Terry Galvin, Jane Taber)