"Freedom is an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day."
John Ralston Saul is an award-winning essayist, novelist and President Emeritus of PEN International. His 16 works, including Voltaire’s Bastards and The Collapse of Globalism, have been translated into 29 languages in 38 countries. He is particularly known for his commentaries on citizenship and the public good; individualism; freedom of speech; linguistic rights; immigration; the failures of managerial / technocratic societies; political leadership; contemporary economic arguments; military strategy; and Canadian and global political history.
Saul earned his PhD at King’s College London and holds 21 honorary degrees from universities across the world. He has been recognised internationally with a host of literary awards, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal, South Korea’s Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, Italy’s Premio Letterario Internazionale and Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. He is a Companion in the Order of Canada, an Officer in Germany’s Order of Merit and a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.
“The prophet of anti-globalism.” - The Guardian