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Journalists Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff shortlisted for 2015 Financial Times Business Book Award

Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry (Flatiron Books/Macmillan) by Globe and Mail journalists Jacquie McNish Sean Silcoff, is one of six non-fiction books shortlisted for this year’s £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

41i51GmRB2L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Losing the Signal examines the rise and fall of the Waterloo, Ontario, tech innovator and its founders, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. It was released in May and became a Canadian bestseller.

Other nominees include Stephen Witt’s How Music Got Free, Wall Street Journal reporter Nathaniel Popper’s bitcoin examination Digital Gold, and New America president and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family.

Each shortlisted author will receive £10,000. The winning book will be named at a ceremony in New York on Nov. 17.