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Thomas Piketty Wins the 2014 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

CapitalThomas Piketty won the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year for his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty earned a £30,000 (about $48,711) prize, and the other shortlisted authors received £10,000 (about $16,237).

According to the press release, “the book is an account of the historical evolution of inequality in advanced economies, presenting key economic and social patterns uncovered through an analysis of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century.” Follow this link to watch Piketty’s TED talk.

We’ve posted the entire short list below. Lionel Barber, an editor for the Financial Times, served as the chair for the judging panel. Other members of this group include Steve CollSteven Denning, Mohamed El-ErianHerminia IbarraRik Kirkland, and Shriti Vadera.

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Nick Davies Lands Deal for Book on Rupert Murdoch & Phone Hacking Scandal

Guardian journalist Nick Davies has inked a book deal to write about Rupert Murdoch and the phone hacking scandal that rocked News Corp.. Entitled Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with the World’s Most Powerful Man, publication is set for fall 2012.

Faber and Faber publisher Mitzi Angel bought U.S. rights for the book in a pre-empt. Grainne Fox at Fletcher and Company negotiated the deal on behalf of the Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency in London. Publication is planned for tall 2012. Davies (pictured, via) also wrote Flat Earth News about media distortions–read his Guardian work at this link.

Here’s more about the book, from the release: “On July 8, 2009, Nick Davies broke the story that Rupert Murdoch’s News International had paid £1 million to settle legal cases that threatened to lift the lid on News of the World journalists’ involvement in illegal phone-hacking … The seismic shocks affecting Rupert Murdoch’s international media empire and family as well as law enforcement agencies and officials and highly placed political figures are already being called the biggest political scandal in Great Britain in seventy-five years. Davies, author of the bestseller FLAT EARTH NEWS, intends to provide an authoritative account and commentary on the News International Scandal, including new revelations.”

Davies Snared By Canongate

The Bookseller’s Alison Bone reported yesterday that Hodder & Stoughton publisher Nick Davies has been tempted away by Canongate to be its new editorial director, replacing Anya Serota, who has been promoted to publishing director. Davies, who begins at Canongate on September 4, said that he had not been looking to leave Hodder, “but the job that Jamie and Anya have asked me to do is just too tempting”. At Hodder, Davies focused primarily on non-fiction titles, publishing books by authors including Billie Piper, Iain Johnstone and Simon Reid-Henry.