Morpurgo blasts child literacy levels as authors honoured at Nielsen Bestseller Awards

Morpurgo blasts child literacy levels as authors honoured at Nielsen Bestseller Awards

Jojo Moyes, Adam Kay, Margaret Atwood and Heather Morris were among the eight authors whose books won Platinum awards last night (Thursday 23rd January), at Nielsen’s annual Bestseller Awards ceremony. The Awards recognise titles with lifetime sales reaching significant milestones, as measured by Neilsen BookScan and PubTrack Digital, with Silver (250,000 copies sold), Gold (500,000) and Platinum (1,000,000) categories.

Many of the authors were present on the night to collect their trophies, including former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo, who received an "honorary" Platinum award on...

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