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The Girl on a Train author Paula Hawkins joins world’s top-earning authors

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Paula Hawkins worked as a financial publisher before essay The Girl on a Train

British author Paula Hawkins, whose novel The Girl on a Train has turn a vital hit, has assimilated a list of a world’s biggest-earning authors.

The London author was a usually new entrance on the Forbes repository list.

She warranted $10m (£7.5m) in a year from Jun 2015 interjection to tellurian sales of 11 million and a film understanding for The Girl on a Train, according to Forbes.

That put her in ninth place. The tip mark went to James Patterson for a third year running, with $95m (£71m).

Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney was second, earning $19.5m (£14.7m), closely followed by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling on $19m (£14.3m).

Forbes magazine’s highest-paid authors 2016:

  • 1. James Patterson – $95m
  • 2. Jeff Kinney – $19.5m
  • 3. JK Rowling – $19m
  • 4. John Grisham – $18m
  • 5=. Stephen King – $15m
  • 5=. Danielle Steel – $15m
  • 5=. Nora Roberts – $15m
  • 8. EL James – $14m
  • 9=. Paula Hawkins – $10m
  • 9=. Veronica Roth – $10m
  • 9=. John Green – $10m

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36973746