Thursday, July 11, 2013

The midwife’s tale

The latest Nielsen bestseller list is out and on the New Zealand fiction top 10 are three novels I edited – Danyl McLauchlan zooms into #2 with Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley, Paddy Richardson rises from #7 last week to #3 with Cross Fingers, and Grame Lay’s The Secret Life of James Cook, is #5 in its ninth week on the list.

Wonderful for Danyl, Paddy and Graeme – but quite nice for me too. This must be how a midwife feels when one of “her” babies does well.

Photos from Friday’s book launch here, starring three characters from the novel, and Toby Manhire interviews Danyl for the Listener here.

My wife points out that with Danyl at #2, Paddy at #3 and Graeme at #5, I edited 60 per cent of  the top five this week. Just boastin’.


Mark Hubbard said...

Out of curiosity, how many Aro books woud've sold to make number two?

Stephen Stratford said...

I'll email you.