More About the Author
Carl Honoré is an award-winning journalist, author and TED speaker. He is also a globetrotting ambassador for the Slow Movement. The Wall Street Journal hailed him as "an in-demand spokesman on slowness."
After working with street children in Brazil, he covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Time and National Post.
His first book, In Praise of Slow, examines our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes. The Financial Times said it is "to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism." His second book,Â Under Pressure, was hailed by Time as "a gospel of the Slow Parenting movement." Published in 2013, his latest book, The Slow Fix, shows how we can tackle difficult problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to politics and business, without falling for short-term, superficial solutions.
Translated into more than 30 languages, Carl's books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries. In Praise of Slow was the inaugural choice for the new Huffington Post Book Club. It also featured in a British TV sitcom, Argentina's version of Big Brother (TV) and a Motorola tablet commercial. Under Pressure was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust Award, the top prize for non-fiction in Canada.
Newsweek described Carl as "an international spokesman for the concept of leisure." ABC TV News called him "the unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down." Huffington Post labelled him "the godfather of the Slow movement." The Financial Times featured him as a Guru of the Week.
On top of writing, blogging, tweeting and giving media interviews about the Slow Movement, Carl rushes (slowly, of course) around the world to deliver speeches and workshops. His TED talk has been viewed over 750,000 times.
Carl lives in London with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he plays for the top ball-hockey team in the UK.
For more information, including audio and video, please visit: www.carlhonore.com