National Business Book Award Announces Finalists

TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The finalists for this year's National 
Business Book Award, one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards, were 
announced today by co-sponsors PwC and BMO Financial Group. The $20,000 prize 
is awarded to the author of the most outstanding Canadian business-related 
book published in 2012. 
This year's book submissions demonstrated Canada's talent in top-quality 
business writers. An independent jury evaluates eligible nominations based on 
five key criteria including originality, relevance, excellence of writing, 
thoroughness of research and depth of analysis. 
This year's finalists are: 

    --  Bernie Finkelstein, True North: A Life in the Music Business,
        published by M(c)Clelland & Stewart. Finkelstein, a producer,
        record-label owner and entrepreneur, recounts his personal
        story and shares his experiences as he built his career in the
        beginnings of the Canadian music business. This engaging memoir
        offers a vivid glimpse into the 1960s and early 1970s music and
        entertainment scene.
    --  Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global
        Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, published by
        Doubleday Canada. Freeland, a journalist, editor and author,
        explores the economic divide that has emerged between the small
        number of extremely wealthy individuals and the rest of
        society. Bringing together the role of technology and
        globalization, she examines how the combination has created the
        greatest income gap of time.
    --  Douglas Hunter, Double Double: How Tim Hortons Became a
        Canadian Way of Life One Cup at a Time, published by
        HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hunter, an author, chronicles the
        evolution of Tim Hortons, a franchise operation that has become
        a part of the Canadian landscape. He sheds light on how the
        company has evolved into one of the most respected consumer
        brands in Canada.
    --  Amanda Lang, The Power of Why, published by Collins, an imprint
        of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Lang, senior business
        correspondent for CBC News, demonstrates the importance of
        curiosity and how asking the right questions can lead to
        creative thinking and innovation, and change in both our
        business and personal lives. Citing real-life examples of how
        Canadian companies and organizations have applied creativity to
        shift their focus, she raises thought-provoking questions
        encouraging readers to challenge the status-quo.

The National Business Book Award jury is chaired by Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman 
School of Management, University of Toronto. The panel includes Jane Cooney, 
Founder, Books for Business; William Dimma, Chairman Emeritus, Home Capital 
Group, Inc., Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent, CBC Television Network; 
Deirdre McMurdy, Adjudicator; and The Honourable Pamela Wallin, Senator.

In its 28(th) year, the National Business Book Award is an annual celebration 
of Canadian authors of exceptional non-fiction, business-related books. It 
continues to gain attention from not only the Canadian business world, but 
also publishers, authors, journalists, academics, economists, politicians and 
business leaders around the world.

The winner of the National Business Book Award will be announced on May 28, 
2013 at a luncheon in Toronto, hosted by PwC and BMO Financial Group.

Last year's National Business Book Award winner was Bruce Philp for his book 
Consumer Republic: Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations 
Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World.

or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Mary Ann Freedman Freedman & Associates Inc.for the National Business Book 
Award Tel: 416-868-1500

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