Books  |  Mar 18, 2021

Curtis Brown authors celebrate wins at the Nielsen Bestseller Awards

An array of Curtis Brown authors are celebrating wins at this year’s Bestseller Awards. 

At the annual ceremony, which took place virtually on Wednesday 17th March, authors received honours for significant lifetime sales, as measured by Nielsen BookScan and PubTrack Digital across both print and e-book formats. The awards are based on UK sales volumes and were presented to those that passed sales thresholds during 2020. The thresholds were marked Silver (250,000 sales), Gold (500,000 sales), and Platinum (1,000,000 sales).

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, The Break by Marian Keyes, The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher, Found by Erin Kinsley and The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell were all triumphant in the Gold category.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, The Guest List by Lucy Foley and You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed all took home awards in the Silver category.

Andre Breedt, m.d. of Nielsen Book said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating the fifth Nielsen Bestseller Awards, albeit virtually on social media. It feels more important than ever to recognise and celebrate the incredible role books have played in our lives this last year. Whether it was reading for escapism or keeping us calm, helping to home-school our children or the source of the best binge-worthy TV series; books were and continue to be at the centre of our lives. Indeed without books, knowledge would not have transferred across the ages from diaries of former pandemics to medical journals contributing to new vaccines. Never have books been more needed, or appreciated.’