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Our list of French novelists who sell the most

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EXCLUSIVE – According to The literary Figaro/ GfK, popular writers sell less but their pocket novels keep them afloat. Michel Houellebecq makes a remarkable entry.

Guillaume Musso, Michel Bussi, Virginie Grimaldi and Michel Houellebecq.
Guillaume Musso, Michel Bussi, Virginie Grimaldi and Michel Houellebecq. Eric Dessons / JDD / SIPA / © MATSAS / Opal via Leemage / Â © Julien FALSIMAGNE / Leextra / Â © Philippe MATSAS / Opal via Leemage

No one is spared. The crisis also strikes the popular authors who seemed to be above the fray of the republic of letters. Admittedly, Guillaume Musso and Michel Bussi are still leading the dance, like last year, but the first, author of The Secret Life of Writers (Calmann-Lévy) has lost some of the secrets of its success: in 2019 it sold more than 1.4 million copies, compared to more than 1.6 million twelve months earlier. It is not nothing.

And other novelists are affected too. The report hurts: "The sales volume of the top 10 French-speaking novelists fell sharply this year, with almost 1.5 million fewer copies", specifies Paul-Antoine Jeanton, consultant specialized in the field of books within the GfK Institute of Studies who established this list of awards in partnership with The literary Figaro. The headliners are affected, because the ten authors of this prize list who represented a quarter of French fiction no longer realize "only" 21% of the whole,

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