Yuval Noah Harari will tour the UK this September in support of his new book examining the future of humankind Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Vintage).
The tour begins at London’s Emmanuel Centre for an Intelligence Squared event on 5th September, before stopping at events including the Cambridge Literary Festival, the RSA, the Bristol Festival of Ideas, Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester and a concluding talk at the London Royal Institution on 10th September.
While in London Harari will also be speaking to 100 government advisors as part of a speaker series, following in the footsteps of other major thinkers including Mary Beard, Steven Pinker, Arartya Sen and Michael Sandel to do so.
Robert Collins, producer at Intelligence Squared, said: “Yuval Harari is one of the most exciting and provocative thinkers today and we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming him back to explore his latest work Homo Deus. We already know how electrifying he is on stage from our phenomenal event with him on Sapiens in 2015 and can't wait to hear him on what the future holds for humankind.”
The book concerns the future of humanity in the face of artificial intelligence, examining whether our species will become "useless", and is published on 8th September in hardback, e-book and audiobook.
His last work, Sapiens (Vintage) was a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller for over six months, published in nearly 40 languages worldwide.