The shortlist for the ninth annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award were announced. The winner will be revealed on November 18 at an award dinner in London.

The titles include:

Neil Irwin, The Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers (Headline Business Plus; The Penguin Press)

Iain Martin, Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy (Simon and Schuster)

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (John Murray; Eamon Dolan Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Anita Raghavan, The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and The Fall of The Galleon Hedge Fund (Hachette Book Group; Business Plus)

Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (WH Allen; Random House Group/Knopf)

Brad Stone, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Transworld; Bantam Press; Little, Brown)