British author tops highest-earning list

Sarah Coles
50 shades of Grey
50 shades of Grey

The annual Forbes list of the world's highest-earning authors is a fairly traditional place: home to those who crank out bestsellers at a furious pace, have their novels snapped up for cinema, and are not ashamed to embrace romance, mystery or action.

There are certain established names that come up year after year, but this year there's a new entrant straight in at number one: so which Brit took the top spot?