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Alain de Botton

A renowned philosopher, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, Alain de Bottom's ideas resonate with the everyday experiences of his audiences as he speaks about 'a kinder, gentler philosphy of success'. His novels and nonfiction works, which focus on love, relationships, travel, status, and our surroundings, are thought-provoking, revelatory and entertaining.

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Alain de Botton Biography

Acclaimed broadcaster, best-selling author, journalist and TED Global speaker, Alain de Botton speaks about ‘a kinder, gentler philosophy of success'. Alain’s ideas resonate with the every-day experiences of his readers and audiences in relation to artists and thinkers of the past.

Not only does he expertly convey his thoughts on paper, Alain has also been involved in making television documentaries based on his work. The BBC movie How Proust Can Change your Life starred Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Kendal. He also wrote and presented three TV series based on The Consolations of Philosophy, Status Anxiety and Architecture.

In 2003 Alain was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, one of the France's highest artistic honours. He was also awarded the Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon, and in 2004, Status Anxiety was awarded the prize for the 'Economics...

Acclaimed broadcaster, best-selling author, journalist and TED Global speaker, Alain de Botton speaks about ‘a kinder, gentler philosophy of success'. Alain’s ideas resonate with the every-day experiences of his readers and audiences in relation to artists and thinkers of the past.

Not only does he expertly convey his thoughts on paper, Alain has also been involved in making television documentaries based on his work. The BBC movie How Proust Can Change your Life starred Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Kendal. He also wrote and presented three TV series based on The Consolations of Philosophy, Status Anxiety and Architecture.

In 2003 Alain was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, one of the France's highest artistic honours. He was also awarded the Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon, and in 2004, Status Anxiety was awarded the prize for the 'Economics Book of the Year' by the Financial Times in Germany.

Alain writes about thinking; art; travel, and relationships. His books include Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement and Kiss & Tell. Some call them essays, others novels, but either way their focus on ideas about love and relationships resonate intimately with a wide spectrum of his readers and fans.

Alain’s skills lie in his ability to deal directly with people’s thoughts. He develops original ideas relating to art, friendship, envy, desire etc. They are almost self-help books but with more depth and vision, and are written like beautiful novels.

The Art of Travel is a mixture of intimate experiences and more abstract reflections. On every page the reader comes across a description of an aspect of travel, ie the flight; the hotel; the ice cream; the desert or the elephant ride, which leads the reader to exclaim out loud about having felt exactly the same sensation or trepidation.

Alain possesses an extraordinary power to connect with his reader or audience. In Status Anxiety he explores the causes of and solutions for the universal insecurities that everyone feels.

The Architecture of Happiness explores buildings, and focusses on visual beauty.

For further information or to book Alain de Botton, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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