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The 2021 winner was Damon Galgut with The Promise.
The morning after the announcement, the book was number one on Amazon’s bestseller chart. Two weeks after the win, Chatto & Windus announced that it had reprinted 153,000 copies of The Promise, having sold 23,878 copies in hardback, 14,622 of which sold in the two weeks following the news – a 1,925% jump in volume compared with the previous two weeks.
According to The Bookseller, In the 12 weeks after his win, Galgut sold more copies of his books that he did in the previous 17 years since first being published in the UK. Rights to The Promise have now been sold in 35 territories and it has been a bestseller in Germany and Greece.