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Alain de Botton

Swiss-born British philosopher and writer

1969   -  

country of citizenship: Switzerland, United Kingdom
language of expression: French, English, German
educated at: Harrow School, Dragon School, Gonville and Caius College, King's College London
occupation: writer, philosopher, publisher, journalist
award received: Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
www.alaindebotton.com

Alain de Botton, FRSL (; born 20 December 1969) is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. His books discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. He published Essays in Love (1993), which went on to sell two million copies. Other bestsellers include How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture of Happiness (2006). He co-founded The School of Life in 2008 and Living Architecture in 2009. In 2015, he was awarded "The Fellowship of Schopenhauer", an annual writers' award from the Melbourne Writers Festival, for that work.
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Works

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The Consolations of Philosophy

book by Alain de Botton

author: Alain de Botton

2000

Status Anxiety

book by Alain de Botton

author: Alain de Botton

2004

The Art of Travel

author: Alain de Botton

The News: A User's Manual

author: Alain de Botton

The Course of Love

author: Alain de Botton

Religion for Atheists

book by Alain de Botton

author: Alain de Botton

2012

Art as therapy

Buch des Autorenteams Alain de Botton und John Armstrong

author: Alain de Botton, John Armstrong

How Proust Can Change Your Life

book by Alain de Botton

author: Alain de Botton

1997

How to Think More About Sex

author: Alain de Botton

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