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Irish Bestsellers 27th July 2019

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Article by Writing IE Admin © 3 August 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists · News for Writers ).

In a rather wonderful sweep, three of the six authors shortlisted  for the prestigious Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award are Irish – Danielle McLoughlin, Kevin Barry and Louise Kennedy. The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is the richest prize for a single short story in the English language, worth £30,000 to the winner. We wish them all the very best for success!

And it’s a great month for Kevin Barry whose Night Boat to Tangier is in this weeks bestseller list at No 4 – longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019, it has been described as ‘A true wonder’ by Max Porter and ‘Beautifully written’ by the Guardian. Here’s the blurb:

It’s late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier. A lover has been lost, a daughter has gone missing, their world has come asunder – can it be put together again?

Night Boat to Tangier is a novel drenched in sex and death and narcotics, in sudden violence and old magic. But above all, it is a book obsessed with the mysteries of love. A tragicomic masterwork from the award-winning Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier is a work of melancholy beauty, wit and lyrical brilliance.

What more persuasion do you need? You can pick up your copy online here.

This is how the rest of the top 20 is looking this week:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 27th July 2019
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 1,557
2 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,281
3 Reckoning,The:the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 1,047
4 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Books 916
5 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 915
6 Knife:(Harry Hole 12):Harry Hole Nesbo, Jo Harvill Secker 794
7 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The:the heart-breaking and unforgettable intern Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 769
8 Nine Perfect Strangers:The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 764
9 When All is Said:The Number One Irish bestselling phenomenon Griffin, Anne Sceptre 729
10 Her Husband’s Mistake: A marriage, a secret, and a wife’s choice… O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 692
11 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 662
12 The Chain McKinty, Adrian Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 658
13 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 570
14 Importance of Being Aisling,The:Country Roads, Take Her Home McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 554
15 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 524
16 Idaho Ruskovich, Emily Vintage 481
17 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 469
18 Someone We Know Lapena, Shari Bantam Press 426
19 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 420
20 Notes to Self Pine, Emilie Penguin Books Ltd 417

And the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 27th July 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 1,281
2 Reckoning,The:the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 1,047
3 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 769
4 Nine Perfect Strangers Moriarty, Liane Penguin Books Ltd 764
5 When All is Said:The Number One Irish bestselling phenomenon Griffin, Anne Sceptre 729
6 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 662
7 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 570
8 Idaho Ruskovich, Emily Vintage 481
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 420
# American Marriage,An Jones, Tayari Oneworld Publications 409
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Night Boat to Tangier Barry, Kevin Canongate Books 916
2 Beekeeper of Aleppo,The Lefteri, Christy Zaffre Publishing 915
3 Knife:(Harry Hole 12):Harry Hole Nesbo, Jo Harvill Secker 794
4 Her Husband’s Mistake: A marriage, a secret, and a wife’s choice… O’Flanagan, Sheila Headline Review 692
5 The Chain:The unique and unforgettable thriller of the year McKinty, Adrian Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 658
6 Importance of Being Aisling,The:Country Roads, Take Her Home McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 554
7 Someone We Know Lapena, Shari Bantam Press 426
8 Sweet Sorrow:the new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of ONE DAY Nicholls, David Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 396
9 Birthday Party,The Meaney, Roisin Hachette Books Ireland 345
# Last Widow,The Slaughter, Karin HarperCollins Publishers 319
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 524
2 Notes to Self Pine, Emilie Penguin Books Ltd 417
3 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Thunberg, Greta Penguin Books Ltd 379
4 12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Penguin Books Ltd 338
5 Educated:The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir Westover, Tara Windmill Books 264
6 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 256
7 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 208
8 Climate Justice:A Man-Made Problem With a Feminist Solution Robinson, Mary Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 199
9 Just One More Question:Stories from a Life in Neurology Tubridy, Niall Penguin Ireland 166
# How To Be Right:… in a world gone wrong O’Brien, James W.H.Allen 165
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Pinch of Nom:100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 469
2 Hinch Yourself Happy:All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Hinch, Mrs Michael Joseph 320
3 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 255
4 How to Forget:A Daughter’s Memoir Mulgrew, Kate William Morrow 218
5 Live While You Can:A Memoir of Faith, Hope and the Power of Acceptance Coote, Fr. Tony Hachette Books Ireland 170
6 What I Know for Sure Winfrey, Oprah Macmillan 168
7 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 145
8 100 Poems Heaney, Seamus Faber & Faber 139
9 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 130
# The Official Story of Liverpool’s Season 2018-2019,The Harris, Harry SJH Publishing 79
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 World’s Worst Teachers,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 1,557
2 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:Rowley Jefferson’s Journal:Diary of a Kinney, Jeff Puffin 410
3 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 330
4 Where’s Wally?:Where’s Wally? Handford, Martin Walker Books Ltd 272
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 258
6 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 225
7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12):Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Puffin 211
8 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 205
9 Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas PB:Dog Man Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 200
# Where’s Wally Now?:Where’s Wally? Handford, Martin Walker Books Ltd 194