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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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David David  Hepworth

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to David about why he doesn't envy the life of a rock star, why he has the 'winning ticket in the lottery of life' and what today's musicians have learnt from the yesterday's rock stars.

Gail Gail Honeyman

Exclusively for Foyles we chatted to Gail about the loneliness of some young adults, the things in life everyone ought to be able to take for granted and the benefits of being in a writers' group.

Nicholas Nicholas Hytner

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Nicholas about why he wouldn't have been a good actor and why a text is only ever part of the story.

Hwang Hwang  Sok-Yong

Read an extract from Hwang-Sok-Yong's new novel, Familiar Things.

Megan Megan Hunter

As her striking and poetic debut is published we talked to Megan about placing the book in a very long-range context of human history, exploring precariousness in all its forms and using language to achieve both intimacy and distance.

Penny Penny Joelson

Exclusively for Foyles, we spoke to Penny about why disabled people and their families are generally strong-willed and determined, the challenges of writing a thriller with a central character who is disabled and the 'tingling' feeling that led her to continue writing.

Nicola Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin

Nicola and Laura talk about why there is no issue that cannot be presented in a picture book, the danger of deadening a book by over-explanation and why picture books deserve more recognition than they currently receive.

Sarah Sarah Schmidt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Naomi Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman's new new novel, The Power, now out in paperback, looks at what happens when teenage girls inexplicably gain the ability to inflict enormous pain, effectively transferring the power in the world to women. We talked to Naomi about how everything touches everything else, if you let it, why she was unable to prevent violence from escalating in her imaginary world and how in the US religion is constantly being reinvented for the new realities.

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

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

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

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

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