Awards: FT/McKinsey Business Book; Kirkus Finalists

The shortlist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company 2017 Business Book of the Year Award has been announced. The winner will be awarded on November 6 and receive £30,000 (about $40,590); runners up each receive £10,000 ($13,530). The shortlist:

The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History by David Enrich (Custom House)

Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein (Simon & Schuster)

Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought by Andrew W. Lo (Princeton University Press)

The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant (Little, Brown)

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao (Spiegel & Grau)

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Scheidel (Princeton University Press)


Kirkus Reviews has announced the six finalists in each of the three categories of the Kirkus Prize. Every category winner receives $50,000. The finalists can be seen here.

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