Traill wins Ashurst Business Literature Prize 2017
Michael Traill has won the 2017 Ashurst Business Literature Prize for his book Jumping Ship: From the World of Corporate Australia to the Heart of Social Investment (Hardie Grant).
Selected from a shortlist of three announced in April, Traill’s memoir details how the former banker ‘jumped ship’ to the not-for-profit sector, using the business acumen he had acquired for philanthropy and social ventures.
Chair of judges Richard Fisher said: ‘In an age when companies are thinking more about their corporate social responsibility and what it might involve, Michael Traill’s insightful book provides some great pointers on working successfully across all sectors.’
Traill was presented with the $30,000 prize at an event in Sydney on 31 May.
The Ashurst Business Literature Prize 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’.
For more information about the prize, visit the State Library of NSW website.