Chrystia Freeland has been named this year’s winner of the National Business Book Award for her book Plutocrats The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, published by Doubleday Canada.
In Plutocrats, Freeland explores the economic divide that has emerged between the small number of extremely wealthy individuals and the rest of society. Bringing together the role of technology and globalization, she examines how the combination has created the greatest income gap of time.
Freeland was the Managing Director and Editor, Consumer News at Thomson Reuters. Throughout her extensive career as a journalist, editor and author, she has held the positions of U.S managing editor of the Financial Times, deputy editor of the Financial Time in London, editor of the FT’s Weekend edition, editor of FT.com, and deputy editor of The Globe and Mail. She is also the author of Sale of the Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution.