In his most ambitious work to date, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration – and explains how to live in it. Thank You For Being Late is a field guide for the 21st century, written by one of its most celebrated observers. Author and journalist George Megalogenis talks to Thomas about current issues, from ISIS to climate change, and how we can learn to cope.

Supported by Supported by The New Israel Fund.

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Thomas Friedman (International)

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Thomas Friedman is an internationally renowned author and journalist. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon); in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel); and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. He is also the author of seven bestselling books, among them the National Book Award-winning From Beirut to Jerusalem and the #1 New York Times bestseller The World Is Flat, which received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded and That Used to Be Us. His latest book is Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.

George Megalogenis (Australian)

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George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. His latest book is Australia’s Second Chance. He is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade and Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal.