The Scorecard: Indian authors rule the roost
It seems Indian authors are finally getting their share of appreciation and recognition. Of the top 25 books in the Adult Fiction category (September 8 – November 2, 2013, Source: Nielsen), 18 are authored by Indians, which means more than 70% of the top sellers are by Indian authors.
Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland has made it to the top, ranking first in the Adult fiction titles, thanks to the book being the National Book Award Finalist and being shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, while Dan Brown’s Inferno ranks second. Amish Tripathi’s Shiva Triology continues to amaze the masses. The series continues to be among top 5.
Other Indian authors sharing the popular space are Ravi Subramaniam, Ravinder Singh (4 titles), Kota Neelima, Chetan Bhagat (3 titles), Preeti Shenoy, Durjoy Dutta, Ashwn Sanghvi (2 titles) and Sudeep Nagarkar.
Rest of the seven titles are from international authors like Dan Brown, Frederick Forsyth, Khaled Hosseini, Robert Galbrath, Paulo Coelho, Sidney Sheldon and John Green. The popular The Fifty Sheds of Grey is not amongst the chartbusters this time.