|Born||1966 (age 48–49)
|Notable works||Poisoned Wells, Treasure Islands|
Nicholas Shaxson (born 1966) is a British author, journalist, and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London). He is best known for his investigative books Poisoned Wells (2007) and Treasure Islands (2011). He is a full-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens.
Shaxson was born in Malawi and educated at Bedford Modern School. He has lived at various times in India, Brazil, England, Lesotho, Spain, Angola, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Since 1993 he has written on global business and politics for the Financial Times, Reuters, the Economist and its sister publication the Economist Intelligence Unit, International Affairs, Foreign Affairs, American Interest, the BBC, Africa Confidential, African Energy, and others.
Awards and honors
- Shaxson, Nicholas (2008-05-13). Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-60532-9.
- Shaxson, Nicholas (2011-01-06). Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World. Bodley Head. ISBN 978-1-84792-110-9.
- Shaxson, Nicholas (2014-01-01). Le isole del tesoro. Viaggio nei paradisi fiscali dove è nascosto il tesoro della globalizzazione. Feltrinelli. ISBN 978-8807883590.
- Shaxson, Nicholas (2014-01-01). Las islas del tesoro : los paraísos fiscales y los hombres que se robaron el mundo. Fondo de Cultura Económica. ISBN 978-9877190052.
- The Author: Nicholas Shaxson, treasureislands.org, November 19, 2010
- Shaxson, Nicholas, The truth about tax havens, The Guardian, January 8, 2011
- How to Write About Tax Havens and the Super-Rich: An Interview with Nicholas Shaxson, blog.longreads.com, February 12, 2014
- Alison Flood (6 March 20). "New prize for radical writing announces shortlist". Retrieved May 2, 2012. Check date values in:
- Treasure Islands's website
- "The City of London and its Tax Haven Empire": presentation by Nicholas Shaxson and Maurice Glasman at the LSE, 1 February 2011. Shaxson begins speaking approximately 2 min into the recording, and jointly answers questions after the 54 min mark.