Goldstein’s “Janesville” wins Business Book of the Year
Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein is the winner of the 2017 Business Book of the Year Award for “Janesville: An American Story,” published by Simon & Schuster.
The book explores the human consequences of the General Motors assembly plant closure in the town of Janesville, Wisconsin.
The award recognizes the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues. Goldstein received the award at a ceremony at the Lotte New York Palace, in New York, from Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times and chair of the panel of judges, and Dominic Barton, global managing partner of McKinsey & Co.
Goldstein saw strong competition from a shortlist of titles that ranged in theme from gender imbalance and economic equality, to the history of the iPhone.
“Janesville is about the new industrial age and how you deal with it,” said Barber in a statement. “I think it addresses deeply important policy issues, such as skills and retraining. But it’s also a humane portrait of people and their community.”