FT Business Book Award opens for submissions

FT Business Book Award opens for submissions

The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award is inviting submissions for this year’s prize.

The award highlights the book that “provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics”.

Books submitted for this year’s award have to have been first published in English between 16th November 2014 and 15th November 2015. The deadline for entries is 30th June 2015 and the entry form is available online.

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, will chair the panel of judges for the award.

The judging panel will select a shortlist of up to six authors, which will be announced at a luncheon in London in September.

The winner will be announced at the awards dinner co-hosted by Lionel Barber and Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey & Company at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York on 17th November 2015.

The winner of the Business Book of the Year Award 2015 will win £30,000, and £10,000 will be awarded to each of the remaining shortlisted books.

Last year’s award was won by Thomas Piketty for Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press), which is also nominated for The Bookseller's Book of the Year award.

Submissions have also opened for The Polari First Book Prize, which is for a first book that explores the LGBT experience.

It is open to any work of poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction published in English by a writer born or resident in the UK within the 12 months of the deadline for submissions, which this year is 1st February, 2015. Self-published works in both print and digital formats are eligible for submission.

The deadline for submissions is 1st May. For details email paulburston@btinternet.com.