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2016 National Business Book Award longlist revealed


Former Globe & Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse


The longlist for this year’s National Business Book Award, a $30,000 prize for the best Canadian business-related title published the previous year, has been announced, and features two former and two current national newspaper journalists, and the current vice-president of media at Twitter, and a former Canadian ambassador to China, among others.

A jury chaired by CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge and comprising Hydro One chair David Denison, Home Capital Group chairman emeritus William Dimma, adjudicator Dierdre McMurdy, author and publisher Anna Porter, and former journalist and diplomat Pamela Wallin selected the following longlist:

  • Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and
    Fall of BlackBerry
  • David Mulroney, Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know About China in the 21st Century (Allen Lane)
  • Jeff Rubin, The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When it Bursts (Random House Canada)
  • John Stackhouse, Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution (Random House Canada)
  • Kirstine Stewart, Our Turn (Random House Canada)
  • William Watson, The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty, (University of Toronto Press)

The winner will be named at a luncheon in Toronto on April 21.