Daniel J. Levitin wins $30K National Business Book Award
Daniel J. Levitin has won the National Business Book Award for A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age.
A Field Guide to Lies explores truth, lies and navigating the increasingly bumpy terrain of twisted facts and fake news in media today.
The $30,000 prize is given to the best Canadian business book of the year. The selection is based on originality, relevance, excellence of writing, thoroughness of research and depth of analysis.
The other finalists were Charles Bronfman with Howard Green for Distilled, Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott for Blockchain Revolution and Annette Verschuren with Eleanor Beaton for Bet On Me.
The winner was chosen by a jury consisted of Deirdre McMurdy, David Denison, Anna Porter and Pamela Wallin, and was chaired by the CBC's Peter Mansbridge.
Levitin's previous books include This Is Your Brain on Music, The Organized Mind and The World in Six Songs. He currently teaches at McGill University.
The National Business Book Award has been given out annually since 1986. Past winners include Chrystia Freeland for Plutocrats, Naomi Klein for No Logo and Ezra Levant for Ethical Oil.