FT/Goldman Sachs shortlist announced

<p>Independent publisher Profile has made the six-strong shortlist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, revealed today, with Frank Portnoy&#39;s <em>The Match King</em>. It will be battling for the prize against Random House, Penguin, and one from Princeton University Press.<br /><br />The prize rewards &quot;the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics&quot; with &pound;30k going to the winning author and the other five shortlisted authors receiving &pound;5,000 each.<br /><br />The winner will be announced at an awards dinner in London on 29th October, at which the Rt Hon Lord Mandelson, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation &amp; Skills, will be keynote speaker.<br /><br />Judge Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: &quot;This year&rsquo;s shortlist is outstanding. The books range from histories of the Depression era to a contemporary account of the recent market crash. We also have books from top business executives including a personal assessment of the state of India and its place in the global economy.&quot;</p><p><strong>The shortlist:</strong><br /><br /><em>Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism</em> by George A Akerlof &amp; Robert J Shiller (Princeton University Press)<br /><br /><em>Good Value: Reflections on Money, Morality and an Uncertain World</em> by Stephen Green (Allen Lane UK, Grove/Atlantic USA)<br /><br /><em>Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century</em> by Nandan Nilekani (Allen Lane UK, The Penguin Press USA)<br /><br /><em>In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke&rsquo;s War on the Great Panic</em> by David Wessel (Crown Business)<br /><br /><em>Lords of Finance: 1929, The Great Depression, and the Bankers who Broke the World</em> by Liaquat Ahamed (William Heineman/Random House UK, The Penguin Press USA)<br /><em><br />The Match King: Ivar Kreuger and the Financial Scandal of the Century</em> by Frank Partnoy (Profile Books UK, Public Affairs USA)<br />&nbsp;</p>