Poet Rupi Kaur's books take No. 1 and No. 2 slots on New York Times bestseller list
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 16th November 2017

Canadian poet Rupi Kaur's two books have taken the No. 1 and No. 2 slots on the New York Times' paperback fiction Bestseller List this week.

It is extremely rare for a first-time author to snag the top two slots on the prestigious list.

Kaur's first book, Milk and Honey, has now spent a record 80 weeks on the NYT list, including a long stint at No. 1. Her more recent book, The Sun and Her Flowers, has been on the top since its release a few weeks ago.

The 25 year-old author from Toronto has just finished her tour around the U.S. and Canada. Journalists have been left astonished at her ability to attract hundreds of screaming fans to poetry readings.

Barfi Culture wrote on the rise and rise of Rupi Kaur last month.

Milk and Honey is still on's top seller for 2017 so far, but her books have slipped to No. 9 and No. 10 on the website's own current bestseller list.

She wrote on Instagram last night: "thank you for a sold-out tour ❤️ i've had the best time performing across north america. now it's time to take a moment to breathe. and then we prepare for #thesunandherflowers 2018 tour"

She may be resting on her laurels for now, but Rupi Kaur is not done yet.

Article published on 16th November 2017 in the Culture section

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