Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is the author of bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21 st Century.
Born in Haifa, Israel, he received a Ph.D. from Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Prof. Harari is a two-time winner of the Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality, which he was awarded in 2009 and 2012. In 2011 he won the Society for Military History’s Moncado Award for articles on military history. In 2017 Homo Deus won Handelsblatt’s German Economic Book Award for the most thoughtful and influential economic book of the year. In 2018 Prof. Harari gave a keynote speech on the future of humanity at the World Economic Forum meet in Davos.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankindwas published in 2014. By 2018, 10 million copies were sold and it was translated into nearly 50 languages. It was on the Sunday Times bestseller list for over six months, and was a New York Times top 10 bestseller.
In 2016 Prof. Harari returned with Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, a critically acclaimed book that examines the major future projects facing humanity in the 21st century. Within two years, five million copies had been sold worldwide, and it was translated into nearly 50 languages.
After exploring the past and the future, Prof. Harari published 21 Lessons for the 21st Century in 2018 in which he looked at the current global climate, focusing on the biggest questions of the moment: What are today’s greatest challenges and choices? What should we pay attention to? Prof. Hararilectures regularly around the world on the topics of his books and articles.