May 10, 2011
News & Opinion: A Call For Submissions to the The FT/Goldman Sachs Book Awards
Now in its seventh year, the award is firmly established as a feature of the business and publishing calendars. [...] The 2011 award will be decided by a panel of judges, who will select a shortlist of up to six titles in September. They will consider titles published for the first time in the English language between 16 November 2010 and 15 November 2011, spanning the whole range of economics, management, business and finance. [...] The closing date for submissions is June 30 2011.You can submit your book online or download the submissions rules and forms (a pdf) from FT.com.
We've been following the award since they began handing it out in 2005. The list of books they've chosen is understandably more high-finance and Wall Street centric than ours picks here at 800-CEO-READ have been (we tend to focus more on small business and entrepreneurship), but beginning with the choice of Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat in their inaugural year, they have always chosen very worthy candidates. The previous winners are:
- Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram G Rajan, Yale University Press (2010)
- Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed, Penguin Press (2009)
- When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed A El-Erian, McGraw-Hill (2008)
- The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co. by William D Cohan, Doubleday Books (2007)
- China Shakes the World: A Titan's Rise and Troubled Future—And the Challenge for America by James Kynge, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2006)
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman, Farrar Straus Giroux (2005)
This year, the winner of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award will receive £30,000, while the prize money for up to five other shortlisted authors is £10,000 each. [...] This year’s awards ceremony and dinner—attended by top names from the worlds of finance, economics, business, media and publishing—will take place in London on November 3 2011.We’ll be calling for submissions to our awards later this Summer, and will keep you updated on the FT/Goldman Sachs Award as they announce their shortlist and winner later this year.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.