Amelie Nothomb’s novel takes the lead in book sales

In the running for the Goncourt, “Soif”, the latest novel by the Belgian Amélie Nothomb has taken the lead in book sales (all formats) according to the GfK / Livres Hebdo ranking to be published Friday in the weekly magazine book.
Published by Albin Michel and boasting a circulation of 180,000 copies, the 28th installment in the Belgian novelist is the only novel of the season to feature in the highly selective top 20 best-selling books.

In her novel, retained Tuesday by the jury of the Goncourt prize, Amélie Nothomb puts herself in the shoes of Jesus just before his crucifixion.

Regarding the ranking of best sellers in the only category large format novel, Amelie Nothomb is naturally ahead (in front of the Swede David Lagercrantz who signs the sixth installment of the Millenium saga).

Other authors retained by the Goncourt academy, such as Jean-Paul Dubois (“All men do not live in the same way,” L’Olivier, 3e) or Karine Tuil (“Les choses human “, Gallimard, 5th).

Also competing for the Goncourt, “Red Empress” (Grasset) Leonara Miano is entering this ranking in 36th place.

Yann Moix is ​​in 4th place in the category of novel for “Orleans” (Grasset). The controversial animator has been removed from the selection of Goncourt for “at least three reasons”, according to the president of the jury Bernard Pivot: a second part of the text is worse at the literary level, the “family controversy” on the charges of torture and, finally, the fear that the jury will be accused on social networks of “promoting anti-Semitism”.

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