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.