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Authors at Foyles

Authors logoWelcome 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. We've also recently launched our Bookcast series, the next best thing to catching an author's live appearance at one of our Foyles events.



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Giles Giles Radice

In an exclusive piece for Foyles, Giles introduces his new book Odd Couples and explains his fascination with political duos and what makes a successful pairing.

Reif Reif Larsen

As his second, epic novel I am Radar is published, we talked exclusively to Reif about connectedness and entanglement in life and art, the role of the witness and a puppet the size of a grain of rice.

Tommy Tommy Wallach

Read an extract from We All Looked Up, in which four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth. Plus read a letter from the author in which he describes his journey towards first-time publication.

Patrick Patrick Gale

Exclusively for Foyles, Patrick talks about how he came to write his ‘Edwardian Western’, the mystery in his own family on which the book is based, and the horrific Residential Schools in which uprooted First nation children were forcibly Christianised.

Jenny Jenny McLachlan

Read an extract from Love Bomb, the second book in Jenny's series about the trials and tribulations of a group of four (ex-) best friends, known as the Ladybirds. Plus, exclusively for Foyles, Jenny describes how she came to write the book.

Eula Eula Biss

An extract from On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Bliss, in which she explores how the blood she shed when giving birth brought to mind the countless images of vampires and the undead that were reaching a peak of popularity in our culture at the time.

Sally Sally Green
Fiction, Children's

Read the first chapter of Half Wild, the second in Sally Green's trilogy, plus see our interview with Sally about using restraint when doling out magical powers and describing scenes of violence, how she came up with her central character and her relationship with the film of the book.

Gavin Gavin Extence

The author of Alex Woods Versus the Universe Gavin talks about getting to the heart of an unlikely friendship, the limitations of writing about what you know and the similarities between Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving. Plus, read the first chapter of The Mirror World of Melody Black.

Anna Anna Whitwham

Anna Whitwham on her debut novel, Boxer Handsome, based around rivalry at an East End boxing club.

Sara Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor discusses her Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction-longlisted debut novel The Shore, set in rural Virginia, talking about the trap of autobiography and deliberate loose ends she'd love to tie up in the future.

Malcolm Malcolm  Pryce

Exclusively for Foyles, in 'How to Make Exploding Spiders', Malcolm talks about the research he did into Boy’s Own readers’ letters for the writing of his new book, The Case of the 'Hail Mary' Celeste.

Catherynne M Catherynne M Valente
Fiction, Children's

As the fourth book in the series is published, read our interview with Catherynne about the Fairyland series, classic children's literature and the elephant in the narrative room.

John John  Donoghue

As his debut novel, set partly in Auschwitz, is published, we chatted to John about the challenges of creating a sympathetic character from an SS officer, the role of Kabbalah in the book and the need for persistence when trying to find a publisher as a debut author.

Jemimah Jemimah Steinfeld

Jemimah introduces Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China, explains why the generation gap is more of a gulf; why, though women's feet are free of the binds that disabled them for centuries, they are still not standing tall, and how the Communist Party continues to exert control over many areas of life in China.

Jonathan Jonathan Kemp

Ghosting is the new novel by Jonathan Kemp, author of the award-winning London Triptych. Grace thinks she has seen a ghost of long-dead abusive husband, but it turns out to be a charismatic young artist, Luke, whose friendship gives her the courage to make changes to her life. In our interview, Jonathan talks about LGBT writers breaking into the mainstream, how storylines guide the structure of a novel and British attitudes to sex.

Rene Rene Denfeld
Fiction, Non-fiction

Rene Denfeld on her death-row novel The Enchanted (now in paperback): the brutality of life in a maximum security prison, what drives people to commit the very worst of crimes and finding beauty and hope amid the horror.

Miranda Miranda July
Fiction, Non-fiction

As her debut novel, The First Bad Man, is published, we chatted to Miranda exclusively for Foyles, about the process that took her from college dropout to artist, film-maker and author; the 'sweaty high-wire act' that is live performance, and why it's important for her fictional creations to be scared.

Siri Siri Hustvedt
Fiction, Non-fiction

In this exclusive interview we talked to Siri about the challenges of writing a multi-voiced novel, the continuing bias against female genius and why it's important to relax when encountering art.

Barry Barry Anthony

Exclusively for Foyles, Barry Anthony introduces his latest book, Murder, Mayhem and Music Hall: The Dark Side of Victorian London, which explores the criminal and socially subversive behaviour which abounded in and around the Victorian Strand.

Rachel Rachel Hamilton

As her second book, The Case of the Exploding Brains, is published in paperback, exclusively for Foyles, Rachel explains why she loves geeky heroines.

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