The historian and author on the lessons of Covid, taking people for granted and looking grumpy in photos
Born in Israel, Harari, 45, gained his PhD at the University of Oxford. His bestselling books are Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind; Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow; and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Next week he publishes Sapiens: A Graphic History Volume 2 – The Pillars of Civilisation. He lives with his husband near Tel Aviv, and lectures in history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
When were you happiest?
Now. I’ve learned to adjust my expectations to reality better than when I was 20 or 10.