FT announces business book longlist
10th August 2010
The longlist for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman
Sachs Business Book of the Year Award has been named.
Now in its sixth year, the prize seeks to recognise the 'most
compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues'. The
winning author will receive GBP 30,000, while GBP 10,000 will be
awarded to the writers who make it onto the shortlist.
Ian Bremmer's The End
of the Free Market, The
Facebook Effect by
Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big
to Fail and How
Markets Fail by
John Cassidy are among the 16 titles in the running for the
The six-strong shortlist will be confirmed on September 16th,
before the winner is announced on October 27th in New York.
It was also revealed that Financial Times editor Lionel
Barber, last year's winner
Liaquat Ahamed and London Business School professor
Lynda Gratton will be among the judges.
Explaining a notable absence from the panel, the organisers
added: 'As a number of books on this year's longlist address
various aspects of the financial crisis, [Goldman Sachs chief
executive and chairman] Lloyd Blankfein is recusing himself as a
judge this year.'
Ahamed won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs
Business Book of the Year 2009 for the 'beautifully written'
Finance, which went on to earn the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for