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Finalists announced for the 2020 National Business Book Award

Four finalists have been announced for the 2020 National Business Book Award. The prize is awarded to outstanding Canadian business writing. The $30,000 grand-prize winner will be announced on November 18.

The finalists were chosen by a jury chaired by journalist Peter Mansbridge that includes McMaster University’s dean of the DeGroote School of Business Leonard Waverman; adjudicator Deirdre McMurdy; corporate director David Denison; publisher Anna Porter; and senator Pamela Wallin. Eligible titles were published in 2019.

The finalists are listed below.

  • Viva MAC: AIDS, Fashion, and the Philanthropic Practices of MAC Cosmetics, Andrea Benoit (University of Toronto Press)
  • Reinvention: Changing Your Life, Your Career, Your Future, Arlene Dickinson (HarperCollins)
  • Living with China: A Middle Power Finds Its Way, Wendy Dobson (University of Toronto Press)
  • More Than We Bargained For: An Untold Story of Exploitation, Redemption, and the Men Who Built a Worker’s Empire, John Stefanini (Sutherland House Books)