Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller (published in the U.S. by Scribner) has won the £30,000 (about $36,625) 2022 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award, honoring a work that offers "the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues."
Organizers said that Chip War "unpicks the long supply chains that make up the complex and increasingly fragile network that builds and assembles semiconductors, and examines the implications of our global dependency on a few vast manufacturers."
Jeremy Wilson won the £30,000 (about $36,625) William Hill Sports Book of the Year for Beryl: In Search of Britain's Greatest Athlete, Beryl Burton. In addition to the cash prize, the winner receives a leather-bound copy of his book.
Chair of judges Alyson Rudd said: "Too few biographies focus on sports women, but this book helps to alter the balance. It is quite simply a tour de force and leaves the reader emotionally drained but also uplifted. Beryl deserved for her story to be told in style and Jeremy Wilson achieves that while also charting the more controversial elements of her extraordinary life."
Wilson commented: "I followed this award in the 1980s and '90s and must have half the previous winners on my book shelves. It's inspired me to read sports books and write one. I felt such a responsibility to tell this story. Beryl made history and delivered this incredible story and I was fortunate to tell it. I share this award with her."