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Yuval Noah Harari

A historian, philosopher, and author of the international bestseller "Sapiens", he is considered to be one of today’s most influential intellectuals.

With a PhD from the University of Oxford where he specialised in world and medieval history, Yuval Noah Harari is presently researching into macro-historical questions like the relations between humanity and technology, and the role of religions and ideologies. His books, translated into more that sixty-five languages and notable for their popularising capacity, bring together key questions of historical and philosophical thought. Notable among them is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (in Catalan, Sàpiens: Una breu història de la humanitat, Edicions 62/Debate) which, first published in 2014 and a worldwide bestseller, singled him out as an internationally renowned thinker. Since then, he has published other works, including Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, 2015 (in Catalan, Homo Deus. Una breu història del demà, 2017, Edicions 62/Debate) and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, 2018 (in Catalan, 21 lliçons pel segle XXI, 2018, Edicions 62/Debate), in which he reflects on the challenges that will mark the future of our species. He has also published his first book for young people, Unstoppable Us, Volume 1. How Humans Took over the World, 2022 (in Catalan, Imparables, Estrella Polar/Montena, 2022), a history of the creative and transformative power of human beings, which is illustrated by the Barcelona-based artist Ricard Zaplana Ruiz. He has also published numerous articles in mainstream media outlets like The Guardian, The Economist, and The New York Times and is also founder of the cultural and educational organisation Sapienship.

Update: 8 September 2022


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