Bestsellers 2022

This page lists British-Asian authors that have hit the Sunday Times Bestsellers List in 2022 (i.e. the top 10 books in a range of categories in a given week) along with the date they first hit the list.

Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera
Non-fiction Paperback, 2nd Jan 2022

Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King
Non-fiction Paperback, 9th Jan 2022

Beyond Possible by Nimsdai Purja
Non-fiction Paperback, 9th Jan 2022

Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
Non-fiction Paperback, 16th Jan 2022

Love Marriage by Monica Ali
Fiction Hardback, 13th Feb 2022

Grimwood: Five Freakishly Funny Fables by Nadia Shireen
Children’s, 27th Feb 2022

The Worst Class in the World in Danger! by Joanna Nadin and Rikin Parekh
Children’s, 13th Mar 2022

Happy Mind, Happy Life by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Non-fiction Paperback, 10th Apr 2022

The Full Diet by Dr Saira Hameed
Non-fiction Paperback, 10th Apr 2022

Life is Sad and Beautiful by Hussain Manawer
Non-fiction Hardback, 22nd May 2022

The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4 by Tez Ilyas
Non-fiction Paperback, 24th Jul 2022

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain
Manuals, 18th Sep 2022


  • We use the Oxford English Dictionary definition of British Asian: a British person of South Asian origin or descent, where South Asia is defined as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
  • We only include authors that are named on the cover.
  • Nationality and ethnicity data have been collected from author websites where available, and media interviews or Wikipedia profiles where not.
  • ONS data (.xls) suggest that Asians comprise 7% of the UK population.