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National Business Book Award Announces Long List

TORONTO, MARCH 1, 2016 — The long list for the National Business Book Award, one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards, was announced today by co-sponsors PwC Canada and BMO Financial Group.  The long list authors will vie for a $30,000 prize that will be awarded on April 21, 2016, to the author of the […]

Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why it Matters

2015 Winner. By Alfred Hermida. Published by Doubleday Canada.

The Third Rail: Confronting Our Pension Failures

2014 Winner. By Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish. Published by Signal, an imprint of McClelland & Stewart.

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

2013 Winner. By Chrystia Freeland, published by Doubleday Canada.

Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands

2011 Winner. By Ezra Levant, published by McClelland & Stewart.

Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

2010 Winner. By Jeff Rubin, published by Random House Canada.

The Rise of the West and Canada’s New Power Elite

2009 Winner.By Gordon Pitts, published by Key Porter Books.

The Upside of Down

2007 Winner. By Thomas Homer-Dixon, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada / Random House of Canada Limited.

Profiting the Crown: Canada’s Polymer Corporation, 1942-1990

2006 Winner By Matthew J. Bellamy, published by McGill-Queen's University Press.

Wrong Way: The Fall of Conrad Black

2005 Winner. By Jacquie McNish and Sinclair Stewart, published Penguin Group (Canada).

The Human Factor: Revolutioinizing the Way People Live With Technology

2004 Winner. By Kim Vicente, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.

The Bubble and The Bear: How Nortel Burst the Canadian Dream

2003 Winner. By Douglas Hunter, published by Doubleday Canada.

Free Rider: How a Bay St. Whiz Kid Stole and Spent $20 Million

2002 Winner. By John Lawrence Reynolds, published by McArthur & Company.

No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies

2001 Winner. By Naomi Klein, published by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.

Unnatural Harvest — How Genetic Engineering is Altering Our Food

2000 Winner By Ingeborg Boyens, published by Doubleday Canada.

Fever: The Dark Mystery of the Bre-X Gold Rush

1999 Winner. By Jennifer Wells, published by Penguin Books of Canada Ltd.

The Reichmanns — Family, Faith, Fortune, and the Empire of Olympia & York

1998 Winner. By Anthony Bianco, published by Random House Canada.

Who Killed Confederation Life? The Inside Story

1997 Winner. By Rod McQueen, published by McClelland & Stewart.

Driving Force: The McLaughlin Family and the Age of the Car

1996 Winner. By Heather Robertson, published by McClelland & Stewart.

The Edible Man: Dave Nichol, President’s Choice & the Making of Popular Taste

1995 Winner. By Anne Kingston, published by Macfarland Walter & Ross.

Quick to the Frontier: Canada’s Royal Bank

1994 Winner. By Duncan McDowall, published by McClelland & Stewart.

Self Serve: How Petro-Canada Pumped Canadians Dry

1993 Winner. By Peter Foster, published by Macfarlane Walter & Ross.

Faith & Fear — The Free Trade Story

1992 Winner. By G. Bruce Doern and Brian W. Tomlin, published by Stoddart Published Co. Limited.

Steinberg: The Breakup of a Family Empire
1991 Winner. By Ann Gibbon and Peter Hadekel, published by Macmillan of Canada

Freewheeling
1990 Winner. By Ian Brown, published by Harper & Collins

Shutting Down the National Dream
1989 Winner. By Greig Stewart, published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited

Northern Enterprise
1988 Winner. By Michael Bliss published by McClelland & Stewart

Harvest From The Rock
1987 Winner. By Phillip Smith, published by Macmillan of Canada

A Matter of Trust
1986 Winner. By Ann Shortell and Patricia Best, published by Viking Books