Globally best-selling author on macro-historical trends
Mega trends shaping humanity
AI and human-machine interaction
Data and privacy
History, biology and technology
The future of humanity
The nature of war
Professor Yuval Harari is a globally celebrated historian and author of international bestsellers ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ and ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’.
Having begun his academic career focusing on world history, medieval history and military history, Yuval's current research focuses on macro-historical questions such as: What is the relationship between history and biology? What is the essential difference between homo sapiens and other animals? Is there justice in history? Does history have a direction? Did people become happier as history unfolded?
Published in 2014, Yuval's book ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ has become an international hit and is published in nearly 40 languages worldwide. It was listed on the Sunday Times bestseller list for over six months in paperback, and was a New York Times top 10 bestseller.
In 2016 he returned with ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’, a critically acclaimed book that examines the big future projects facing humanity in the 21st century.
In September 2018 he will publish 21 Lessons For The 21st Century.
Yuval 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 outstanding 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.
Yuval writes regularly for leading newspapers such as the Guardian, Financial Times, The Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Sapiens took the world by storm upon its release in 2014, transforming Yuval into one of the most widely respected and sought-after public intellectuals in the world.
By placing the key issues of our time into the context of macro history, he is able to shine a fresh light on the way we understand our present and potential futures.