Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and TED speaker.
The Wall Street Journal hailed him as “an in-demand spokesman on slowness.” The CBC Sunday Edition called him “inarguably, the world’s leading evangelist for the Slow Movement.” His TED talk on slowness has been viewed over 1.6 million times
After working with street children in Brazil, Carl became a journalist, covering Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time and other publications.
Translated into more than 30 languages, his bestselling books examine our compulsion to hurry and chronicle a global trend towards putting on the brakes. While researching his first book, In Praise of Slowness, Carl was slapped with a speeding ticket!
Carl also presents TV and radio programs on the benefits of slowing down.
He lives in London with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he plays ‘slow’ sports like squash and hockey.