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FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019 shortlist announced

In the UK, the shortlist for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award has been announced.

This year’s six shortlisted books are:

  • Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men (Caroline Criado Perez, Chatto & Windus)
  • Range: How generalists triumph in a specialized world (David Epstein, Macmillan)
  • Kochland: The secret histories of Koch Industries and corporate power in America (Christopher Leonard, S&S)
  • The Third Pillar: The revival of community in a polarized world (Raghuram Rajan, HarperCollins)
  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The fight for the future at the new frontier of power (Shoshana Zuboff, Profile)
  • The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons launched the quant revolution (Gregory Zuckerman, Portfolio).

Established in 2005, the award recognises the book that provides ‘the most compelling and enjoyable’ insight into modern business issues.

The winner of the £30,000 (A$54,300) prize will be announced in New York on 3 December, with the shortlisted authors to each receive £10,000 (A$18,100). Also announced on the day will be the winner of the 2019 Bracken Bower Prize for the best business book proposal by a writer under 35.

Last year’s winner was John Carreyou for his book Bad Blood: Secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup (Picador). For more information about the award, visit the Financial Times website.


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