NOVEMBER 18, 2020
ANDREA BENOIT WINS 2020 NATIONAL BUSINESS BOOK AWARD
VIVA MˑAˑC: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of MˑAˑC Cosmetics wins $30,000 prize as Canada’s most outstanding business book
TORONTO, November 18, 2020 – Andrea Benoit has won the National Business Book Award and the $30,000 prize for her book, VIVA MˑAˑC: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of MˑAˑC Cosmetics. The announcement was made today at the virtual Award Ceremony, presented by co-sponsors Bennett Jones and Miles S. Nadal.
The finalists for this year’s National Business Book Award demonstrated outstanding and inspiring business writing on topics that are critical in these times.
The 2020 finalists include:
- Arlene Dickinson, Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future, published by HarperCollins Publishers.
- Wendy Dobson, Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way, published by University of Toronto
- John Stefanini, More Than We Bargained For: An Untold Story of Exploitation, Redemption, and The Men Who Built a Worker’s Empire, published by Sutherland House.
Now in its 35th year, the National Business Book Award is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards and continues to gain attention and praise from publishers, authors, journalists, academics, economists and business leaders around the world. Past winners include Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik, Daniel Levitin, Jacquie McNish, Sinclair Stewart, Jim Leech, Sean Silcoff, Gordon Pitts and Naomi Klein. For the full list of past winners, visit www.nbbaward.com.
The National Business Book Award is made possible by sponsors Bennett Jones, Miles S. Nadal, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Stephen J.R. Smith, and The Targeted Strategies Group. Award Ceremony Partners are CPA Canada and FEI Canada – Toronto Chapter and media partners are The Globe and Mail, The Walrus and Manscorp Media Services.