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National Business Book Award 2019 FinalistsSee more

 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. 


The Donner Prize 2018/2019See more
Thomas J. Courchene was awarded the $50,000 Donner Prize for Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens: From First Contact to Canada 150 and Beyond, published by the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. Courchene, Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, also won the very first Donner Prize in 1998.  

The Donner Prize is awarded annually by the Donner Canadian Foundation to the best public policy book by a Canadian. $50,000.00 is awared to the winner, with the other nominated titles each receiving $ 7, 500.00.
The Donner Canadian Foundation created this prize to recognize and reward the best public policy thinking, writing and research by a Canadian, and the role it plays in determining the well-being of Canadians and the success of Canada as a whole. Previous honourees have shed light on a wide range of issues bearing on the economy, politics and society in general.
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Financial Times & McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award 2018See more
London—November 12, 2018: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today announce that John Carreyrou is the winner of the 2018 Business Book of the Year Award for Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, published by Picador (UK) and Knopf (US), the tale of the rise and fall of Theranos, the blood-testing firm. Lionel Barber said, "Bad Blood is a brilliant piece of enterprise journalism. Carreyrou cracked the story of Theranos despite threats. He just gives us the facts and they are devastating. It’s well written and reads at times like a thriller." 
“Bad Blood is a distinctive piece of work,” said Kevin Sneader. “There are lessons here about the importance of governance, and the proper trade-offs between fostering innovation and conducting due diligence. Above all, it combines deep reporting with the narrative pulse of a well-told detective story.” 
Chris Turner Wins National Business Book AwardSee more
OCTOBER 2, 2018

THE PATCH: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands wins the $30,000 prize as Canada’s outstanding business-related book

TORONTO, October 2, 2018 – Chris Turner has been named the winner of the National Business Book Award for his book, The PatchThe People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, published by Simon & Schuster.  The announcement was made at the Award Ceremony today in Toronto, hosted by co-sponsors BMO Financial Group and Bennett Jones.

The Patch provides a balanced perspective on the often-polarizing national debate about the development of Canada’s oil sands.  With two conflicting world views – one of industrial triumph, the other of environmental concerns in the age of climate change – Turner explains the history, science and context surrounding one of the world’s largest engineering projects and its significance for all Canadians.


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