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FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2021 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:

  • The World for Sale: Money, power and the traders who barter the earth’s resources (Javier Blas & Jack Farchy,  Random House Business)
  • Empire of Pain: The secret history of the Sackler dynasty (Patrick Radden Keefe, Picador)
  • The Conversation: How talking honestly about racism can transform individuals and organisations (Robert Livingston, Penguin General UK)
  • The New Climate War: The fight to take back our planet (Michael E Mann, Scribe)
  • This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The cyberweapons arms race (Nicole Perlroth, Bloomsbury)
  • The Aristocracy of Talent: How meritocracy made the modern world (Adrian Wooldridge, Allen Lane).

The winner of the £30,000 (A$56,400) prize will be announced on 1 December with the shortlisted authors to each receive £10,000 (A$18,800).

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

Last year’s winner was Sarah Frier for No Filter: The inside story of how Instagram transformed business, celebrity and our culture (Random House Business). For more information about the award, visit the Financial Times website.


Category: International news