Allen Lane scores two on FT shortlist

Allen Lane scores two on FT shortlist

<p>Penguin imprint Allen Lane has scored two places on the shortlist for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.</p><p>This year&#39;s award aims to combine &quot;compelling narrative with trenchant analysis of the big questions facing the business and financial world&quot;.</p><p><em>The Big Short</em> by Michael Lewis and Andrew Ross Sorkin&rsquo;s <em>Too Big to Fail</em> are up against titles by Sheena Iyenvar, David Kirkpatrick, Sebastian Mallaby and Raghuram Rajan.</p><p>Judge Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: &quot;This year&#39;s shortlist combines compelling narrative with trenchant analysis of the big questions facing the business and financial world, two years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers.</p><p>&quot;The standard of writing is high and the insights into the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis are laid bare.&quot;</p><p>The overall winner of the &pound;30,000 award will be announced on 27th October at an award dinner in New York. The other shortlisted authors will each receive &pound;10,000 each.<br /> <br />The full shortlist:<br /> <br /><em>The Art of Choosing</em> by Sheena Iyengar (Little, Brown)<br /> <br /><em>The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World</em> by David Kirkpatrick (Virgin Books)<br /> <br /><em>The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine</em> by Michael Lewis (Allen Lane)<br /> <br /><em>More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite</em> by Sebastian Mallaby (Bloomsbury)<br /> <em><br />Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy</em> by Raghuram Rajan (Princeton University Press)<br /> <br /><em>Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System &ndash; and Themselves</em> by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Allen Lane)</p>