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Ashurst Business Literature Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Ashurst Business Literature Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry (James Boyce, Black Inc.)
  • Stop Fixing Women: Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everybody’s Business (Catherine Fox, NewSouth)
  • Jumping Ship: From the World of Corporate Australia to the Heart of Social Investment (Michael Traill, Hardie Grant)

Judging panel chair Richard Fisher said in a statement: ‘The shortlisted books this year cover a diverse range of issues including the interplay between various Tasmanian governments and the gambling industry (a topical book in the context of the recent election in that state), making the workplace fit for women rather than women fit for the workplace and the application of good business practices to the not‐for‐profit sector.’

The $30,000 award was established by law firm Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) and the State Library of New South Wales to ‘encourage the highest possible standards of literary commentary on business and financial affairs written by an Australian author’.

The winner will be announced on 31 May.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Catherine Bishop won last year’s Ashurst Business Literature Prize for her book Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney (NewSouth).


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