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Ashurst Business Literature Prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Ashurst Business Literature Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • 7 Myths about Women and Work (Catherine Fox, NewSouth)
  • The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made Its Own Luck (Peter Hartcher, Black Inc.)
  • The House of Hancock: The Rise and Rise of Gina Rinehart (Debi Marshall, William Heinemann)
  • Icon in Crisis: The Reinvention of CSIRO (Ron Sandland & Graham Thompson, NewSouth)
  • Mine-Field: The Dark Side of Australia’s Resource Rush (Paul Cleary, Black Inc.).


The winner of the $30,000 prize will be announced on 6 June.

The Ashurst Business Literature Prize was established in 2004 by the State Library of New South Wales and law firm Blake Dawson. The prize was previously called the Blake Dawson Business Literature Prize, but was renamed last year as a result of the rebranding and amalgamation of Blake Dawson with Ashurst law firm.

The annual prize aims to encourage literary commentary on Australian business and financial affairs. Previous winners include Trevor Sykes, who won the award in 2012 for Six Months of Panic: How the Global Financial Crises Hit Australia (A&U), and Paul Barry, who won the prize in 2011 for Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? The James Packer Story (A&U).

For more information about the prize, visit the State Library of New South Wales website here.



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