$20,000 award recognizes the most outstanding Canadian business-related
TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Chrystia Freeland has been named the
winner of this year's National Business Book Award for her book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, published by Doubleday Canada. The announcement was made at a luncheon
today in Toronto, hosted by co-sponsors PwC and BMO Financial Group.
Plutocrats takes a reflective, insightful and well-researched look at the economic
disparity that has emerged between the "super rich" - a small number of
immensely wealthy people - and the rest of society. Freeland describes
how this divide began and what it signifies for each side of the gap.
She examines how the convergence of technology and globalization has
created the greatest income gap of all time.
"The National Business Book Award consistently reflects the diverse
range of topics relevant to the Canadian business community," says Gino
Scapillati, National Managing Partner, Markets, PwC. "I'm pleased that
the enthusiasm for the award is stronger than ever. It's a tribute to
the quality of Canadian business writing and great business authors."
"Special thanks to the jury members for the dedication and focus they
applied to the selection of this year's winner," said Barbara Dirks,
Senior Vice-President & Chief Learning Officer, BMO Financial Group.
"The caliber of talent was incredible, and to recognize just one author
in particular was no small feat. So, congratulations to Ms. Freeland
for winning this prestigious literary award for a truly insightful
piece of business literature."
Now in its 28th year, the National Business Book Award has come to be recognized as one
of Canada's most prestigious literary awards. The winning author is
honoured with a $20,000 prize.
Freeland is an acclaimed journalist and the Managing Director and
Editor, Consumer News, for Thomson Reuters. She has served as a
correspondent for the Financial Times, is the former deputy editor of
The Globe and Mail and currently, has a regular column in the Report on
Earlier this year, Freeland won the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize which
recognizes the world's best non-fiction books on foreign affairs.
Freeland is also the author of Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000), which details Russia's journey from communism to capitalism.
Freeland holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University
and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University for
her Master's degree. She was born in Peace River, Alberta and now lives
in New York City.
The finalists for this year's National Business Book Award include:
Bernie Finkelstein, True North: A Life in the Music Business, published by McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Douglas Hunter, Double Double: How Tim Hortons Became a Canadian Way of Life One Cup at a Time, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
Amanda Lang, The Power of Why, Published by Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
SOURCE: National Business Book Award
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Mary Ann Freedman
Freedman & Associates Inc. for the National Business Book Award