Kirkus Reviews, a respected literary critique publication, recently started offering the Kirkus Prize, which is “a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.” The first annual prize was given in October 2014. According to the website, “Books that earned the Kirkus Star with publication dates between November 1, 2014, and October 31, 2015, are automatically nominated for the 2015 Kirkus Prize, and the winners will be selected on October 23, 2015, by an esteemed panel composed of nationally respected writers and highly regarded booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics.” Current business-related nominees for the 2015 prize include:

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, by Kevin M. Kruse, Released: April 7, 2015, Reviewed: Dec. 14, 2014

Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It, by Marc Goodman, Released: Feb. 24, 2015, Reviewed: Dec. 18, 2014

The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J.M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy, by Ed Conway, Released: Feb. 11, 2015, Reviewed: Nov. 5, 2014

Irrational Exuberance: Revised and Expanded Third Edition, by Robert J. Shiller, Released: Feb. 1, 2015, Reviewed: Dec. 6, 2014

The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder, by Peter Zeihan, Released: Nov. 4, 2014, Reviewed: Sept. 28, 2014

Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism, by Bartow J. Elmore, Released: Nov. 3, 2014, Reviewed: Sept. 16, 2014

Too Big To Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise With Corporations, by Brandon L. Garrett, Released: Nov. 1, 2014, Reviewed: Aug. 26, 2014

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