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Guillaume Musso remains the king of sales, Annie Ernaux in the top 10

Guillaume Musso remained the number one writer in sales in France in 2022, for the 12th consecutive year, according to the ranking carried out by the reference institute, GfK, and published in Le Figaro Tuesday, January 17.

The author of life is a novel, 48, has sold 1.383 million copies of his books, far ahead of his competitors. Guillaume Musso took first place in this ranking in 2011, which Marc Levy had occupied from 2004 to 2010, and he hasn’t let go since. The writer publishes a book a year without weakening. His last delivery, Angelicis the fourth best-selling book of 2022 as it was released at the end of September.

Guillaume Musso is followed in the ranking by the Swiss Joël Dicker, 37 (988,000 copies), who was not in the top 10 the previous year, and Mélissa Da Costa, 32 (845,000 copies), who climbs of five places.

Annie Ernaux 7th in the standings

Then come Virginie Grimaldi, who lost two places (4th, 820,000 copies), Pierre Lemaitre (5th, 780,000) and Franck Thilliez (6th, 757,000).

Annie Ernaux, adored by critics and crowned in October with the Nobel Prize for Literature, appears in 7th place in the ranking, a feat for an author who has no title among the 50 best-selling in 2022, and has a rather intellectual and politicized.

Valérie Perrin (8th, 632,000), Marc Levy (9th, 630,000) and Marie-Bernadette Dupuy (10th, 554,000) complete the top 10.

159 million novels sold

This ranking represents “20% of sales made in French and Francophone fiction”indicates to Figaro a GfK consultant, Casseline Rosello.

According to GfK, book sales in France fell by 4% to 4.3 billion euros in 2022, suffering from the comparison with an exceptional year 2021. Literature accounts for 27% of the market, ahead of comics (23%) and children’s books (16%). This represents 159 million novels, collections of short stories or poetry sold, or 2.3 per inhabitant.

Source : WORLD NEWS

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