Oliver Burkeman

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Oliver Burkeman (born 1975) is a British journalist for the British newspaper The Guardian.[1] He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year award[when?],[2] and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2006.[3] He writes a popular weekly column on psychology, This Column Will Change Your Life, and has reported from London, Washington and New York. He also has his own blog.

He holds a degree from Christ's College, Cambridge (a constituent college of the University of Cambridge), and was matriculated in 1994.


  • HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done, 2011 (London:Cannongate Books) ISBN 978-0-85786-025-5
  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, 2012 (Faber & Faber) ISBN 9780865479418


  1. ^ "Oliver Burkeman". The Guardian (London). 3 October 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oliver Burkeman". RSA. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oliver Burkeman". The Orwell Prize. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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