Awards: Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Winners; Financial Times's Business Book Shortlist

The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation named Giles Kristian's Where Blood Runs Cold the winner of this year's £10,000 (about $11,420) Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for best published novel. 

"The prize encapsulates the idea of adventure: there is a book for everyone on this shortlist," said founder Niso Smith. "Where Blood Runs Cold is an action-packed winner with an emotional core, that reminds us to value the loved ones in our lives. Giles's Norwegian heritage shines through in his masterful portrayal of the beauty and peril held in the frozen landscapes of northern Norway. Congratulations, Giles!"

Five writers were selected for the inaugural New Voices award to support them to take an idea and turn it into a finished manuscript. In partnership with Bonnier Books UK, the shortlisted authors, who are from Australia, South Africa, the U.S. and the U.K., "will be supported through their journey by the foundation as they received one-to-one editorial guidance and mentoring."

The Author of Tomorrow category is open to writers 21 and under, who have completed a short adventure story, with prizes awarded in three age categories. 


The shortlist for the Financial Times's £30,000 (about $33,770) 2022 Business Book of the Year Award, recognizing a book that "provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues," consists of:

Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World's Most Secretive Industry by Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel (Portfolio)
Influence Empire: The Story of Tencent and China's Tech Ambition by Lulu Chen (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era by Gary Gerstle (Oxford University Press)
The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Art of Disruption by Sebastian Mallaby (Penguin Press)
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology by Chris Miller (Scribner)
Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century by Helen Thompson (Oxford University Press)

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