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Authors at Foyles

Welcome to Authors at Foyles, where you'll find authors who have really struck a chord with us and whose work we wanted to showcase. You'll find interviews, extracts, selections of their own favourite books, and much more besides, as well as being able to see their available publications at a glance. Below are the most recent authors to join our illustrious roll call. Do use the Find Author menu below to see the full list.

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Lars Lars Mytting
Fiction, Non-fiction

We talk to Lars Mytting - whose non-fiction book Norwegian Wood was a publishing sensation - about his award-winning debut novel The Sixteen Trees of the Somme.

Helen Helen Dunmore
Fiction, Children's

In this exclusive interview for Foyles Helen talks about about mothers and daughters, the barrier we cross when we use violence against another human being and which period in history she herself would choose to visit.

Sarah Sarah Winman

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Sarah about shame, the inspiration provided by The Wizard of Oz and Van Gogh's Sunflowers as a motif of hope, acceptance and possibility.

Min Jin Min Jin Lee

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Min Jin Lee about the paucity of books and films describing the Korean-Japanese community, the importance of pachinko - the adult gambling game - to Japanese culture and its economy and why being mediocre is not the worst thing a person can be.

Kate Kate Murray-Browne

As her debut is published, we talk to Kate Murray-Browne about the gap between the stories we tell ourselves about the world and how we actually experience it, why 'imposter syndrome' is more pronounced in women than men and whether a building can function as an unreliable narrator.

Monique Monique  Roffey
Fiction, Non-fiction

We talk to Monique about her latest book's long gestation, why she has no difficulty writing about sex and why the first two biblical wives get a 'bad wrap'.

Victoria Victoria Hislop

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop introduces her new novel, Cartes Postales from Greece, now available in paperback, and discusses the importance of images to her and her book.

Holly Holly Smale
Fiction, Children's

Our junior interviewer Elaine caught up with Holly to talk about how her time as a model informed her books, playing with the first person narrative and why boys love the series too!

Damon Damon Young
Fiction, Non-fiction

Damon Young selects ten books that have surprised him recently.

Jenn Jenn Bennett

Jenn introduces the themes and characters of her debut YA novel, Night Owls, as well as explaining why hearing the song 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' makes her family cringe. Plus, she reveals her top ten YA reads.

Richard Richard Russo
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Richard about what it was like revisiting his earlier novel some 25 years later, his personal credo that there are no small lives and striving for grace.

Miranda Miranda Emmerson

As her debut novel, Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars, is published, exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Miranda Emmerson about why she found writiing a novel much easier than script-writing, how colour is still a massive barrier to success in education and employment, and why London is both a wonderful and terrible city.

Nell Nell Zink

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Nell about whether the nuclear family still survives in America, the cruelty of our treatment of death in Western society and Nell's need to tell stories.

Sarah Sarah Hall

To mark the publication of her new collection, Madame Zero, Sarah Hall selects her top ten books on erotic love.

Natasha Natasha Pulley

As her eagerly awaited follow-up to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, The Bedlam Stacks is published, exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Natasha about why friendship gets a raw deal in fiction, blurring the border between fantasy and reality and why it helps to be laughed at when learning a language.

Christopher Christopher Wilson

As his new novel, The Zoo, is published, we talk to Christopher about doing justice to the complexities and contradictions of his characters’ lives, the inevitable, tragic downward trajectory for tyrants and why his specialist subject is misfits, outcasts, underdogs and deviants.

Zadie Zadie Smith
Fiction, Non-fiction

An exclusive interview with Zadie Smith about her Man Booker longlisted novel, Swing Time, now out in paperback; plus she shares some of her favourite books with us.

Cathy Cathy Rentzenbrink

As her new book, A Manual for Heartache, is published, we talk to Cathy about the hierarchy of pain, the instinct we share to tell our stories and the advice she's written for her future self.

Sylvia Sylvia Brownrigg

As her new novel, Pages for Her, is published, we chat to Sylvia about the bewilderment new mothers can often feel, defining ourselves in relation to the people we love and whether female only environments/support networks are still relevant and necessary.

Will Will Storr
Fiction, Non-fiction

As his new book Selfie is published, we talked to Will about the upsides and downsides of individualism, the toxic lie at the heart of our hyper-individualistic culture and why social media technologists need regulating.

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