Oliver Burkeman

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Oliver Burkeman, 2015

Oliver Burkeman (born 1975) is a British journalist for the British newspaper The Guardian.[1]


Burkeman has won the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year award[when?],[2] FPA's Science Story of the Year 2015 [3] and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2006.[4] 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.

Educated at Huntington School, York, 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: Canongate Books), ISBN 978-0-85786-025-5
  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, 2012 (London: 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. ^ "The Guardian wins six FPA Media awards". 25 November 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Oliver Burkeman". The Orwell Prize. Retrieved 12 December 2012.

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