Nominations for book award focus on economics, financial uncertainty

Books that delve into the aftermath of the global financial crisis dominate this year’s finalists for the National Business Book Award. Four authors are in line for the $20,000 prize, which is presented annually to an outstanding Canadian business-related book.

TORONTO — Books that delve into the aftermath of the global financial crisis dominate this year’s finalists for the National Business Book Award.

Four authors are in line for the $20,000 prize, which is presented annually to an outstanding Canadian business-related book.

They include Ezra Levant’s “Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands” (McClelland & Stewart) and Richard Florida’s “The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity” (Random House Canada). The other finalists are Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos with “Saris on Scooters: How Microcredit Is Changing Village India” (Dundurn Press Toronto) and David Orrell’s book “Economyths: Ten Ways Economics Gets It Wrong” (John Wiley & Sons Canada). The award panel includes CBC-TV news anchor Peter Mansbridge and Sen. Pamela Wallin.

The winner will be announced May 12 at a luncheon in Toronto.