Submissions now open for the 2012 Financial Times & Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

The search for the most compelling and enjoyable business book of 2012 is under way. The winner of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award will receive £30,000, while the prize money for up to five other shortlisted authors is £10,000 each.

Now in its eighth year, the award is firmly established as a feature of the business and publishing calendars. This year’s awards ceremony and dinner – attended by top names from the worlds of finance, economics, business, media and publishing – will take place in New York on November 1st 2012.

The 2012 award will be decided by a panel of judges, who will select a shortlist of up to six titles in September. They will consider titles published for the first time in the English language between 16 November 2011 and 15 November 2012, spanning the whole range of economics, management, business and finance. Publishers can view the complete set of rules and printable submissions form or submit online. The closing date for submissions is June 30 2012.

Winner of the 2011 award was Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, a journey into the multi-faceted and complex lives of the poor, based on over fifteen years of work the authors have done with the poor, trying to understand the specific problems that come with poverty – and to find proven solutions.

For further information, please contact Katrina Power: [email protected]

 Or visit the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award website here