Carl Honoré is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of In Praise of Slow and Under Pressure. He has lectured round the world, and the Huffington post describe him as 'the godfather of the Slow movement.'
His speech at the prestigious TED conference was ranked in the Top 10 “Most Inspiring” talks of 2005, and has been viewed more than a million times.
His first book, In Praise of Slow, examines our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes. It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and the inaugural choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.” His other books, Under Pressure and The Slow Fix, explore childrearing and problem-solving. Translated into more than 30 languages, Carl has landed on bestseller lists in many countries.
His audiences range from children, teachers, academics and medical practitioners to entrepreneurs, IT professionals and business executives. Carl's first language is English, but he can also present in French, Spanish and Portuguese. And Italian (at a stretch…).