Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. His thirteenth book, THE MYTH OF THE SPOILED CHILD: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting, will be published in the spring of 2014. Of his earlier titles, the best known are PUNISHED BY REWARDS (1993), NO CONTEST: The Case Against Competition (1986), UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason (2005). and THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE (1999).Alfie Kohn has been described in Time magazine as "perhaps the country\'s most outspoken critic of education\'s fixation on grades [and] test scores." His criticisms of competition and rewards have helped to shape the thinking of educators -- as well as parents and managers -- across the country and abroad. Kohn has been featured on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including the "Today" show and two appearances on "Oprah"; he has been profiled in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, while his work has been described and debated in many other leading publications.He lectures widely at universities and to school faculties, parent groups, and corporations.Alfie Kohns books are translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, and Malaysian.