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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241410721
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $39.99

On Fire

The Burning Case for a Green New Deal




No.1 International and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein makes the case for a Green revolution

For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet - and the champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its centre. Her books have defined our era. On Fire gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing from the frontline of climate change, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next.

These essays, reports and lectures show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but also as a spiritual and imaginative one. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of "perpetual now," to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of "climate barbarism," this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.

  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241410721
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Naomi Klein

Born in Montreal in 1970, Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the international bestseller No Logo, which was shortlisted for the Guardian first book award. Translated into twenty-five languages, No Logo was called "a movement bible" and placed Naomi Klein at the vanguard of a new wave of considering globalisation and corporations. In Blank is Beautiful, Klein will once again revolutionize our way of thinking.Naomi Klein writes an internationally syndicated column for the Guardian and her articles appear in numerous publications, including The Nation, The New Statesman, Newsweek International, the New York Times and the Village Voice. A collection of her work, titled Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, was published in October 2002. For the past six years, Klein has travelled throughout North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe, tracking the rise of anticorporate activism. She is a frequent media commentator and university guest lecturer and was a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics. Her latest book is The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Penguin, 2007).

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Praise for On Fire

Naomi Klein is a precious gift: every time I read her words, my heart leaps from sadness and anger to action. She takes us deep, down to the roots of what is wrong - and then up, up to a height from which we can see what must be done. Everything we love is at stake now: these writings are our best and brightest hope.

Emma Thompson

Naomi Klein's work has always moved and guided me. She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency, an inspirer of generations

Greta Thunberg

Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times. . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today.

Arundhati Roy

A critically important thought-leader in these perilous times, a necessary voice as a courageous movement of movements rises from the ashes.

Michelle Alexander, author of THE NEW JIM CROW

The greatest theorist of climate change.

Amitav Ghosh

Naomi is like a great doctor - she can diagnose problems nobody else sees.

Alfonso Cuarón

An invigorating message of climate hope through social transformation. Bring on the revolution.

Fred Pearce, New Scientist

In On Fire, the longstanding critic of corporate globalisation argues for a much more comprehensive economic reboot ... a long-lensed critique about humanity's relationship to nature.

Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

A hopeful vision of the future ... In these extraordinary times it should appeal to a new set of readers looking for extreme solutions to match the extremity of the crisis. This is Klein doing what she does best: 'not being polite and not playing by the rules'.

Harriet Constable, Geographical Magazine

A powerful and righteous blast against defeatism.

Andrew Lynch, Business Post

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