Alain de Botton biography and information
Alain de Botton is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as encompassing or elucidating a 'philosophy of everyday life'. He has written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. de Botton also started, and helps run, a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education.
He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London.