Booker prize longlisting leaves Sabrina’s publishers struggling to meet demand

Nick Drnaso’s graphic novel, the first to make the finalists for the UK’s leading fiction award, has seen sales rocket after the announcement

Readers have been scrambling to get hold of copies of Nick Drnaso’s Sabrina since it became the first graphic novel ever to make the Booker prize longlist last month, with bookshops desperately seeking new stock of the surprise bestseller.

Waterstones head of fiction Chris White said that the book, which follows the story of a missing woman and has been described as a masterpiece by Zadie Smith, was its second bestselling title from the selection of 13 chosen by judges, behind Michael Ondaatje’s historical novel Warlight.

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