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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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Recent Authors

Ali Ali Smith
Fiction

Read an exclusive extract from Spring, the latest novel in Ali Smith's quartet.

Kate Kate Atkinson
Fiction

Kate Atkinson on ambiguity, fakery and playing with time in her new novel, Transcription.

Taylor Taylor Jenkins Reid
Fiction

Taylor Jenkins Reid on the rock scene of the 70s, writing lyrics and multiple narratives in her novel, Daisy Jones and the Six

Helen Helen Sedgwick
Fiction

We talked to Helen about how the basic technologies needed to create an external womb already exist, how scientific development is as much a part of natural life as evolution and why it's incorrect to imagine the risk from something new is worse than the risk from something familiar.

Melissa Melissa Harrison
Fiction, Non-fiction

Collective nostalgia, writing in the first person and the worrying resonance of the 1930s: Melissa Harrison on All Among the Barley.

Karen Karen Maitland
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Karen about why the second wave of plague was far more strange and terrifying than the first outbreak, how proverbs are a key to culture and life, and creating an enemy to blame in the face of plague or natural disaster.

Kirsty Kirsty Logan
Fiction

We talk to Kirsty about her love of fairy tales, why writers should always read their work aloud at the editing stage and feeling affection for the younger versions of yourself. Plus, read an extract and a blog by Kirsty about her earlier novel, The Gracekeepers.

Madeline Madeline Miller
Fiction

Madeline Miller returns to Ancient Greece for her second novel, Circe. In our exclusive interview, we discover more about who Circe was, what she can teach us today, and which Greek god Madeline would be.

Alan Alan Trotter
Fiction

A compelling, playful take on noir fiction that blends genre boundaries, Muscle is an original, imaginative work of fiction that comes highly recommended by our booksellers.

Jamie Jamie Quatro
Fiction

As her debut novel is published in paperback, we talk to Jamie Quatro about about guilt and regret, how we negotiate between the radically passionate lives we often long for, and the sedate-but-bearable lives we usually choose and why real art will never have an a priori agenda.

Imogen Imogen Hermes Gowar
Fiction

Imogen Hermes Gowar talks mermaids, Georgian London and sweet treats in our exclusive interview to mark her debut novel, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock.

Emma Emma Glass
Fiction

How Peach started with a beat, being inspired by the risks taken by Gertrude Stein and James Joyce and why it's important to avoid neat endings: Emma Glass on her startling debut.

Sophie Sophie Mackintosh
Fiction

We spoke to Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure, about her disturbing debut novel, short stories and the dystopic nature of fiction.

Alison Alison  White
Non-fiction

As her profound and moving memoir about parenting a disabled child, Letter to Louis, is published, Alison White introduces other books around the theme of disability.

Danny Danny Denton
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talk to Danny Denton about how a fact becomes a story and a story becomes myth, how we are in the grip of a Faustian quest for total knowledge and why his narrative switches between oral testimony and misremembered poetry and myth, fiction and theatre.

Sarah Sarah Vaughan
Fiction

We talk to Sarah about political wives who stand by their men, how as a society we have not yet come close to recognising how entrenched sexual harassment is and 'jobs for the boys'.

Patrick Patrick deWitt
Fiction

We've interviewed Patrick deWitt about his previous two novels and couldn't pass up the chance to quiz him about his latest, French Exit, a witty, dark tragicomedy of manners

Jane Jane Harris
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Jane about inhabiting the voice of a slave, how this story of European brutality seemed too important to remain untold and struggling with the backstory.

Gail Gail Honeyman
Fiction

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.

Isabel Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Children's

We spoke to Isabel Sánchez Vegara, author behind many of the books in the fabulous Little People, Big Dreams series – books that narrate the lives of extraordinary women for young readers.

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