Jacques Pauw’s Zuma exposé The President’s Keepers wins Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award
Image: Jacques Pauw (right) with Stephen Long of Nielsen Book group
Jacques Pauw has won the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award for his book The President’s Keepers.
The award, which is voted for by South African booksellers, goes to the book they ‘most enjoyed selling or that sold so well that it made a difference to the bottom line of booksellers across the country’. Trevor Noah won last year’s award, for his autobiography Born A Crime and Other Stories.
Pauw thanked South African booksellers for continuing to sell the book despite the controversy and threats of legal action.
‘I want to lift a glass with you tonight,’ he said, ‘because despite the threats from the state you sold, and you sold, and you sold, and you sold. And to make a long story short we sold around 200 000 copies. We’re still selling. And that’s why I want to say thank you very, very much to all of you.
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