David Mulroney, John Stackhouse, Kirstine Stewart on National Business Book Award longlist

stackhouse-mulroney-stewart.pngFrom left: John Stackhouse (The Lavin Agency), David Mulroney and Kirstine Stewart are on the longlist for the National Business Book Awards. (CBC)

Six books have made the longlist for this year's National Business Book Award, a $30,000 prize given annually to the author of a Canadian book related to business.

The longlist includes Kirstine Stewart, Twitter executive and former head of CBC's English-language programming. Stewart's book, Our Turn, recounts her experience as a female business leader in a predominantly male industry.

Former Globe and Mail editor John Stackhouse is also on the list for his book Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution. The book delves into the transition from print to digital journalism and its long-term implications.

Jeff Rubin is longlisted for his book The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When it Bursts. Rubin explores how climate change could influence Canada's oil industry.

David Mulroney is nominated for Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know About China in the 21st Century. In the book, Canada's former ambassador to China discusses its diplomatic relations with the country and criticizes Canadian foreign policy for its lack of ambition.

Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff are nominated for Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry, which chronicles the relationship between Research In Motion founders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis.

William Watson is longlisted for The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty, which explores the relationship between public policy, capitalism and poverty in Canada.

The National Business Book Award jury panel is chaired by CBC's Chief Correspondent, Peter Mansbridge. Other jury members include Wililam Dimma, Deirdre McMurdy, David Denison, Anna Porter and Pamela Wallin.

The winner of the award will be announced on April 21.


Kirstine Stewart on The Next Chapter:

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John Stackhouse on The Current:

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Jeff Rubin on The Current:

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David Mulroney on As It Happens:

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Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff on The Current:

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William Watson on The Sunday Edition:

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