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The National Business Book Award is an award presented to Canadian business authors. The award, presented every year since 1985, recognizes outstanding talent in Canadian business writing. The $30,000 award is determined by a panel of prominent individuals from the business and academic sectors. This year marks the 35th year of curating the conversation in Canadian business.


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Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik win $30,000 prize at the 2019 National Business Book Award for Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It, published by Allen Lane. TORONTO, June 5th, 2019 – Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik have won the National Business Book Award for their book, Meltdown:  Why Our […] READ MORE >

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Winner of business literary award to receive $30,000 prize  TORONTO,  MAY 7, 2019 — The finalists for the National Business Book Award, one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards, were announced today by co-sponsors BMO Financial Group and Bennett Jones LLP.  The finalist authors will vie for a $30,000 prize that will be awarded on […] READ MORE >

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THE PATCH: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands wins the $30,000 prize as Canada’s outstanding business-related book TORONTO, October 2, 2018 – Chris Turner has been named the winner of the National Business Book Award for his book, The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, published by Simon & […] READ MORE >