Thomas L. Friedman isan internationally known best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
His foreign affairs column in The New York Times reports on US domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflicts, international economics, environment, biodiversity and energy.
For his coverage of the Middle East, Friedman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and 1988 for international reporting. He was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary for “his clarity of vision…in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat.” In 2004, he was awarded the Overseas Press Club Award for lifetime achievement and the honorary title, Order of the British Empire (OBE), by Queen Elizabeth II.
Friedman is the author of six best-selling books. His latest book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux was released on November 22, 2016. He is a graduate of Brandeis and Oxford.