Atwood and Shafak lead Booker shortlist sales

Atwood and Shafak lead Booker shortlist sales

The Booker Prize will be awarded tonight (Monday 14th October), with sales of Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) outselling every title on the shortlist, according to Nielsen BookScan. 

Atwood is streets ahead of the rest of the list, after selling 179,175 copies of The Testaments in hardback, spending three weeks in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot and instantly becoming the bestselling hardback fiction title of 2019 to date upon its publication. The long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale in volume accounts for 85% of the entire shortlist's sales, with none of th...

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