Awards & Recognitions


For The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Above: The Empik Awards in Poland


Awards


  • Winner Audie Award for Fiction 2019 (for audio book, read by Richard Armitage)
  • Winner Neilsen Gold Bestseller Award 2019
  • Winner Apple Book of the Year 2018
  • Winner Specsavers Book of the Year 2018
  • Winner Wordery Book of the Year 2018
  • Winner Eason’s Book of the Year 2018
  • Winner Empik Book of the Year 2018 in Poland
  • Winner Lubimy Czytać Best Historical Novel of 2018 Awards in Poland
  • Winner Bertrand’s Foreign Fiction Book of the Year 2018 Portugal
  • Winner HarperCollins Canada Fan Choice Book of the Year 2018
  • Shortlisted for The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2019 Australia
  • Shortlisted for the ABIA’s General Fiction Book of the Year 2019 Australia
  • Shortlisted for the British Book Awards’ Debut Book of the Year 2019 in UK
  • Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Glass Bell Award 2019 in UK
  • Shortlisted for Indie Book Awards 2019 Australia
  • Nominated Best Historical Fiction for Goodreads Choice Awards 2018
  • Nominated Best Debut Author for Goodreads Choice Awards 2018

Above: Heather signs copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz at Booktopia


Stats & Facts


  • Over three million books sold worldwide
  • Over 1 ½ million Bonnier Zaffre copies sold
  • Number 1 bestseller in the UK and Ireland
  • 24 weeks in the Sunday Times top 10 Hardback Fiction chart
  • 27 weeks in the Sunday Times top 10 Paperback Fiction chart
  • Number 1 UK bestseller on official fiction paperback list for 17 weeks – went straight to #1 on publication
  • TV rights sold to Synchronicity Films for a multi-part, high-end international drama series
  • 6 Bestselling Book of 2018 in UK & Australia/New Zealand
  • Number 1 in Canada in its debut week and remaining in top 10 for 36 weeks
  • 20 weeks at #1 on the New York Times Trade Paperback Fiction list
  • 37 weeks in top 4 New York Times Trade Pb Fiction list – since publication
  • Number 1 bestseller in South Africa
  • 220,000 copies sold in Australia and New Zealand
  • Foreign rights sold in 53 territories
  • Ireland’s bestselling Novel of the Year 2018
  • Debuted at number 1 in Chile
  • Number 1 bestseller in Portugal
  • Number 1 bestseller in Hungary
  • Poland: 200,000 copies in print
  • Highest selling novel in 2018 with key Polish bookshop chain Empik
  • In the Dutch bestseller list for 17 weeks
  • In the Belgian bestseller chart for 55 weeks