Jobs biography on FT/Goldman Sachs shortlist


Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs has been shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, now in its eighth year.

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (Little, Brown) is competing with two from Allen Lane: Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll and What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J Sandel.

Fourth Estate's The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk-taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust by John Coates, Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence by William Silber (Bloomsbury) and Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson (Profile) complete the list.

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “The quality of submissions this year was outstanding, and we therefore have a very powerful shortlist. It has a strong emphasis on leadership and broader institutional and political issues, reflecting the mood of the world today.”

The winner will be announced at an award dinner on 1st November in New York. The winner receives £30,000 with £10,000 going to each of the shortlisted authors.