21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame

All titles that sell more than one million copies are automatically added to the 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame. As of January 2018, 117 titles and 77 authors – including the Honorary Platinum Bestseller winners – have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. On this page, we have included all recent additions to the 21st Century Hall of Fame.


Cecelia Ahern

Platinum Bestseller: PS I Love You
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPERCOLLINS
Nationality: Irish

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Author image credit: Mella Travers


Robert C. Atkins

Platinum Bestseller: Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
UK publisher: Random House Group - VERMILION
Nationality: American


Louis de Bernières

Platinum Bestseller: Captain Corelli's Mandolin
UK publisher: Random House Group - VINTAGE CLASSICS
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: Melbourne University Publishing Ltd


John Boyne

Platinum Bestseller: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
UK publisher: Random House Childrens Group - DEFINITIONS
Nationality: Irish

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Author image credit: Rich Gilligan


Dan Brown

Platinum Bestseller: The Da Vinci Code
UK publisher: Transworld Group - CORGI
Nationality: American

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Author image credit: Dan Courter


Bill Bryson

Platinum Bestseller: A Short History of Nearly Everything
UK publisher: Transworld Group - BLACK SWAN
Nationality: American

Author image credit: Sam Bryson

Rod Campbell

Platinum Bestseller: Dear Zoo
UK publisher: Penguin Group - PUFFIN
Nationality: British


Eric Carle

Platinum Bestseller: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
UK publisher: Penguin Group - PUFFIN
Nationality: British

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Lee Child

Platinum Bestseller: Killing Floor: Jack Reacher
UK publisher: Simon & Schuster
Nationality: British

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Jeremy Clarkson

Platinum Bestseller: The World According to Clarkson
UK publisher: Penguin Group - PENGUIN
Nationality: British

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Paulo Coelho

Platinum Bestseller: The Alchemist:A Fable About Following Your Dream
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPERCOLLINS
Nationality: Brazilian

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Martina Cole

Platinum Bestseller: Honorary Platinum Award
UK publisher: Headline
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: Charlotte Murphy


Suzanne Collins

Platinum Bestseller: The Hunger Games
UK publisher: Scholastic
Nationality: American

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Author image credit: Todd Plitt


Roald Dahl

Platinum Bestseller: Matilda
UK publisher: Penguin Books
Nationality: British

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Sylvia Day

Platinum Bestseller: Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel
UK publisher: Penguin Group - PENGUIN
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: Ian Spanier



Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Platinum Bestseller: The Gruffalo
UK publisher: Pan Macmillan Group - MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Snail and the Whale
  • The Gruffalo's Child
  • Stick Man

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Author image credit: Julia Donaldson pic: Alex Rumford


Sebastian Faulks

Platinum Bestseller: Birdsong
UK publisher: Random House Group - VINTAGE
Nationality: British

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Alex Ferguson

Platinum Bestseller: My Autobiography
UK publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Nationality: British


Helen Fielding

Platinum Bestseller: Bridget Jones's Diary
UK publisher: Pan Macmillan Group - PICADOR
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Helen Fielding
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Platinum Bestseller: The Great Gatsby
UK publisher: Penguin
Nationality: American


Gillian Flynn

Platinum Bestseller: Gone Girl- Double Platinum Bestseller
UK publisher: Orion Group - W&N
Nationality: American

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Dawn French

Platinum Bestseller: Dear Fatty
UK publisher: Random House Group - ARROW
Nationality: British

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Arthur Golden

Platinum Bestseller: Memoirs of a Geisha
UK publisher: Random House Group - VINTAGE CLASSICS
Nationality: American


John Gray

Platinum Bestseller: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
UK publisher: HarperCollins Grp
Nationality: American


John Green

Platinum Bestseller: The Fault in Our Stars
UK publisher: Penguin Group - PENGUIN
Nationality: American

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Author image credit: Marina Waters


Philippa Gregory

Platinum Bestseller: The Other Boleyn Girl
UK publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: Santi U


John Grisham

Platinum Bestseller: The Broker
UK publisher: Random House Group - ARROW
Nationality: American

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Author image credit: Fred R. Conrad


Mark Haddon

Platinum Bestseller: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
UK publisher: Random House Grp
Nationality: British

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Joanne Harris

Platinum Bestseller: Chocolat
UK publisher: Transworld Group - BLACK SWAN
Nationality: British

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Paula Hawkins

Platinum Bestseller: The Girl on The Train
UK publisher: Transworld Group
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: John Parkinson


Victoria Hislop

Platinum Bestseller: The Island
UK publisher: Headline Group - HEADLINE REVIEW
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: Ioanna Tzetzoumi

Anthony Horowitz

Platinum Bestseller: Honorary Platinum Award
UK publisher: Walker Books
Nationality: British

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Khaled Hosseini

Platinum Bestseller: The Kite Runner
UK publisher: Bloomsbury Group - BLOOMSBURY
Nationality: American

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E. L. James

Platinum Bestseller: Fifty Shades of Grey
UK publisher: Random House Group - ARROW
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from E. L. James
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • Grey

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Peter James

Platinum Bestseller: Honorary Platinum Award
UK publisher: Pan Macmillan
Nationality: British

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Peter Kay

Platinum Bestseller: The Sound of Laughter
UK publisher: Random House Group - ARROW
Nationality: British

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Judith Kerr

Platinum Bestseller: The Tiger Who Came to Tea
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Nationality: German/British


Jeff Kinney

Platinum Bestseller: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
UK publisher: Penguin Group - PUFFIN
Nationality: American

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Jeff Kinney
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

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Author image credit: Jonathan Beckerman


Sophie Kinsella

Platinum Bestseller: Confessions of a Shopaholic
UK publisher: Penguin Random House
Nationality: British

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Stieg Larsson

Platinum Bestseller: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
UK publisher: Quercus Group - MACLEHOSE PRESS
Nationality: Swedish

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

Author image credit: David Lagerlöf


Harper Lee

Platinum Bestseller: To Kill a Mockingbird
UK publisher: Random House Group - ARROW
Nationality: American

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Harper Lee
  • Go Set a Watchman

Marina Lewycka

Platinum Bestseller: A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian
UK publisher: Penguin Random House Group - PENGUIN
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Marina Lewycka
  • Two Caravans
  • We Are All Made of Glue
  • Various Pets Alive and Dead

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Hilary Mantel

Platinum Bestseller: Wolf Hall
UK publisher: HarperCollins
Nationality: British

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Yann Martel

Platinum Bestseller: Life of Pi
UK publisher: Canongate
Nationality: Canadian

Author image credit: Emma Love


George R. R. Martin

Platinum Bestseller: A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPER VOYAGER
Nationality: American

Other Platinum Bestsellers from George R. R. Martin
  • A Clash of Kings

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Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

Platinum Bestseller: Guess How Much I Love You
UK publisher: Walker Books
Nationality: British


Alexander McCall Smith

Platinum Bestseller: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
UK publisher: Little, Brown Book Group - ABACUS
Nationality: British

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Frank McCourt

Platinum Bestseller: Angela's Ashes: A Memoir of a Childhood
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPER PERENNIAL
Nationality: Irish/American

Author image credit: Kit DeFever


Ian McEwan

Platinum Bestseller: Atonement
UK publisher: Random House Group - VINTAGE
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Ian McEwan
  • The Children Act
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Nutshell

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Gillian McKeith

Platinum Bestseller: You are What You Eat:The Plan That Will Change Your Life
UK publisher: Penguin Group - VIRGIN BOOKS
Nationality: British

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Stephenie Meyer

Platinum Bestseller: Twilight
UK publisher: Little, Brown Book Group - ATOM
Nationality: American

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon
  • Eclipse
  • Breaking Dawn

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Author image credit: Jake Abel


Kate Mosse

Platinum Bestseller: Labyrinth
UK publisher: Orion
Nationality: British

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Jojo Moyes

Platinum Bestseller: Me Before You
UK publisher: Penguin Group
Nationality: British

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Dave Myers and Si King

Platinum Bestseller: How to Love Food and Lose Weight
UK publisher: Orion
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: thehairybikers.com


David Nicholls

Platinum Bestseller: One Day
UK publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Group - HODDER PAPERBACKS
Nationality: British


Audrey Niffenegger

Platinum Bestseller: The Time Traveler's Wife
UK publisher: Random House Group - VINTAGE CLASSICS
Nationality: American

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Jamie Oliver

Platinum Bestseller: Jamie's 30-Minute Meals
UK publisher: Penguin Group - MICHAEL JOSEPH

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Jamie Oliver
  • Jamie's 15-Minute Meals

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George Orwell

Platinum Bestseller: Nineteen Eighty Four
UK publisher: Penguin Random House Group - PENGUIN CLASSICS

Other Platinum Bestsellers from George Orwell
  • Th Road to Wigan Pier
  • Homage to Catlonia
  • Animal Farm

Tony Parsons

Platinum Bestseller: Man and Boy
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPER
Nationality: British


Dave Pelzer

Platinum Bestseller: A Child Called It
UK publisher: Orion
Nationality: American

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Jodi Picoult

Platinum Bestseller: My Sister's Keeper
UK publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Group - HODDER PAPERBACKS
Nationality: American

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Author image credit: Adam Bouska


Philip Pullman

Platinum Bestseller: Northern Lights
UK publisher: Scholastic
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from Philip Pullman
  • The Subtle Knife
  • The Amber Spyglass

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Author image credit: Wolf Marloh



Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

Platinum Bestseller: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
UK publisher: Walker Books

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J. K. Rowling

Platinum Bestseller: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
UK publisher: Bloomsbury Group - BLOOMSBURY
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The Casual Vacancy

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Author image credit: Mary McArteney


J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Platinum Bestseller: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal)
UK publisher: Little, Brown Book Group - LITTLE, BROWN
Nationality: British

Author image credit: Mary McCartney


Alice Sebold

Platinum Bestseller: The Lovely Bones
UK publisher: Pan Macmillan Group - PICADOR
Nationality: American

Delia Smith

Platinum Bestseller: Delia's How To Cook: Book One
UK publisher: Random House Group - BBC BOOKS
Nationality: British

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John Steinbeck

Platinum Bestseller: Of Mice and Men
UK publisher: Penguin Random House Group - PENGUIN CLASSICS
Nationality: American

Author image credit: Ward Beecher

Pamela Stephenson

Platinum Bestseller: Billy Connolly
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPERCOLLINS
Nationality: American


Kathryn Stockett

Platinum Bestseller: The Help
UK publisher: Penguin Random House Group - PENGUIN
Nationality: American

Author image credit: Kem Lee


J. R. R. Tolkien

Platinum Bestseller: The Hobbit
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPERCOLLINS
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Two Towers
  • The Return of the King

Lynne Truss

Platinum Bestseller: Eats, Shoots and Leaves:The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
UK publisher: HarperCollins - FOURTH ESTATE
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: David Higham


David Walliams

Platinum Bestseller: Gangsta Granny
UK publisher: HarperCollins Group - HARPER COLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Nationality: British

Other Platinum Bestsellers from David Walliams
  • Mr Stick
  • Billionaire Boy
  • Demon Dentist
  • Awful Auntie

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S J Watson

Platinum Bestseller: Before I go to Sleep
UK publisher: Transworld
Nationality: British

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Author image credit: Annabel Staff


Joe Wicks

Platinum Bestseller: Lean in 15
UK publisher: MacMillan
Nationality: British

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Jacqueline Wilson

Platinum Bestseller: Honorary Platinum Award
UK publisher: Random House Children's
Nationality: British

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Carlos Luis Zafon

Platinum Bestseller: The Shadow of the wind
UK publisher: Orion Group - W&N
Nationality: Spanish

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Marcus Zuzak

Platinum Bestseller: The Book Thief
UK publisher: Random House Group - DEFINITIONS
Nationality: Australian

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