The finalists for the National Business Book Award, one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards, were announced on May 7. 2019 by co-sponsors BMO Financial Group and Bennett Jones LLP. The finalist authors will vie for a $30,000 prize that will be awarded on June 5, 2019 to the author of the most outstanding Canadian business-related book published in 2018.
The prestigious and independent jury evaluates eligible nominations based on five key criteria including originality, relevance, excellence of writing, thoroughness of research, and depth of analysis.
The National Business Book Award jury is chaired by Peter Mansbridge, former Chief Correspondent, CBC Television News. Other jurors include: Deirdre McMurdy, adjudicator; David Denison corporate director; author and publisher Anna Porter (on leave); The Honourable Pamela Wallin; and Leonard Waverman, Dean of DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.
The National Business Book Award is an annual celebration of Canadian authors of outstanding non-fiction business-related books. It continues to gain attention from not only the Canadian business world, but also publishers, authors, journalists, academics, economists and business leaders internationally.
Supporting partners for the National Business Book Award are DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University and Toronto Region Board of Trade.