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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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Sarah Sarah Schmidt
Fiction

As her debut about the Lizzie Borden murders, See What I Have Done, is published exclusively for Foyles, Sarah talks about how introducing more than one narrator gave her respite from being inside Lizzie's head, borrowing from her own experiences and how Lizzie is 'chaos wrapped in skin'.

Barbara Barbara  Nadel
Fiction

As her latest novel, Bright Shiny Things, is published, we talked to Barbara about the astonishing similarities between paedophile grooming and the way terror organisations recruit, peoples' vulnerability to violent, powerful ideas and why, whether they are white, black or Asian, White, East End women have so much in common.

Sarah Sarah Perry
Fiction

As her second novel, set in Victorian London and Essex is published in paperback, we talked to Sarah Perry about taking the Gothic outdoors, writing out her own fears, desires and anxieties, and why the past is more interesting for its sameness than its otherness.

Eimear Eimear McBride
Non-fiction, Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Eimear about her immersive, experimental prose style, the notorious minefield of writing about sex and the difficulty of 'turning off' her characters' voices once the writing is finished.

Lisa Lisa McInerney
Fiction

Though it can also be read as a standalone, her new novel, The Blood Miracles, returns to Ryan Cusack and his violent, chaotic life amongst Cork's criminals and drug dealers. Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Lisa about discovering rather than creating characters, the potential for living a different kind of life and how she's rooting for Ryan and Karine.

Yuval Noah Yuval Noah Harari
Non-fiction

Read an extract and an exclusive introduction to his new book Homo Deus: a Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.

Emma Emma Cline
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Emma about her fascination with cults and whether teenagers today are more or less vulnerable than they were in the 1960s.

Dawn Dawn O'Porter
Fiction

Dawn O'Porter on why she likes to write in the first person, developing a stronger social conscience and sorting the sexist issues in our own lives.

Jonathan Safran Jonathan Safran Foer
Fiction, Non-fiction

We talked to Jonathan about having fun while also addressing some very serious questions about identity, continuity and loyalty, irreconcilable dilemmas and the uncomfortable place where words and action break.

Sara Sara Taylor
Fiction

We talked to Sara about writing an a-gender character, the difficulty of seeing our parents as people and about how her next novel is the one for which she's been saving all her autobiography.

Eowyn Eowyn Ivey
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Eowyn about taking on different voices and eras for her new novel, The Bright Edge of the World, the real-life inspiration for Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester, exploring the unknowable and how the way she wrote Sophie was in part a reaction to Mabel from The Snow Child.

Joe Joe Decie
Fiction

We talk to Joe about his childhood camping holidays, being a sucker for nostalgia and playing with notions of reality.

Laird Laird Hunt
Fiction

As his new novel The Evening Road is published, Laird Hunt is in conversation with Emma Donoghue about why they have chosen to write fiction that highlights women who have been marginalised by history. Plus read our earlier interview with Laird.

Lindsey Lindsey Davis
Fiction

As her new Flavia Albia novel, The Third Nero, is published, Lindsey Davis discusses the role of women in ancient Rome and in fiction set there.

Jenny Jenny McLachlan
Children's

Read an extract from Jenny's new book, Stargazing for Beginners.

Alexander McCall Alexander McCall Smith
Fiction

Alexander McCall Smith, bestselling creator of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, shares his favourite books exclusively with Foyles.

Lee Lee Child
Fiction

As Night School hits the shelves and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits the big screen, we talked to Lee Child about moving from producing into writing, how and when the series might end and drawing inspiration from football teams for his characters' names!

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.

Michele Michele Forbes
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Michele about the decliine of the music hall, how families often get caught in repeating patterns of behaviour and how the community spirit she describes in her novel has lived on into the 21st century.

Amor Amor Towles
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Amor about the challenge of creating a compelling narrative confined within the four walls of a single building, exploring the narrow border between the unbelievably actual and the convincingly imagined and how the Bolsheviks used the hotels of Moscow to provide Western visitors with their first impression of the new Russia.

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Tom Fort asks which Writer Best Depicted the Reality of the English Village
28/04/2017

Tom reviews some much-loved novels set in English villages and asks where we go for the most realistic depiction.

Philippa Gregory Looks Back on Thirty Years of Writing Historical Fiction
27/04/2017

Read an extract from Philippa Gregory's Foreword to the 30th anniversary edition of her first published novel, Wideacre.

Foyles' Find Your Way Through ... Depression
24/04/2017

How the tv series 13 Reasons Why and Prince Harry's revelations about his own mental health have both sparked important debates about teen wellbeing.

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