Nicholas Shaxson (born 1966) is a British author, journalist, and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London). He is best known for his investigative books Poisoned Wells(2007) and Treasure Islands (2011). He is a full-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led group focused on the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens.
Shaxson was born in Malawi and has lived at various times in India, Brazil, England, Lesotho, Spain, Angola,South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands. Since 1993 he has written on global business and politics for theFinancial Times, Reuters, the Economist and its sister publication the Economist Intelligence Unit, International Affairs, Foreign Affairs, American Interest, the BBC, Africa Confidential, African Energy, and others.
Awards and honors
- 2012 Bread and Roses Award, shortlist, Treasure Islands.
- Shaxson, Nicholas (2008-05-13). Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil. Palgrave Macmillan.ISBN 978-0-230-60532-9.
- Shaxson, Nicholas (2011-01-06). Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men who Stole the World. Bodley Head. ISBN 978-1-84792-110-9.
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