Dan Brown number one…in most donated books

davinci_code_707022738.jpgAugust 24 – (Relaxnews)

Eighty million copies worldwide eventually translates into a lot of free donations, apparently, as works by Dan Brown, including his blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, are unloaded to secondhand shops more often than any other author, according to the charity group Oxfam on August 21.

Dan Brown was named Oxfam’s “most donated” author after their book donation drive last month, which may or may not be a compliment as he joins such other successful writers such as JK Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, and Stephen King, the American thriller author and Hollywood favorite.

The Da Vinci Code, released in 2003, sold over 11 million copies in the UK alone, according to the BBC, and produced a hit movie of the same name.

Brown also took second place on Oxfam’s “most sold” author list, behind Ian Rankin and in front of Bernard Cornwell, Stephenie Meyer, Terry Pratchett, Khaled Hosseini and Margaret Atwood.

Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 international organizations that work to alleviate famine, poverty and injustice.

Oxfam’s ‘Most Donated’ Authors

Rank Author
1 Dan Brown
2 John Grisham
3 Ian Rankin
4 Danielle Steel
5 Helen Fielding
6 Stephen King
7 JK Rowling
8 Catherine Cookson
9 Patricia Cornwell
10 Mills & Boon
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