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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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Gayle Gayle Forman
Children's

Read the opening pages of Gayle Forman's new novel I Was Here plus a selection of her top YA picks.

Emma Emma Hooper
Fiction

As her debut novel is published, we talked to Emma Hooper about the allure of the Canadian prairies, taking a chance on a talking coyote and how her musical background contributed 'rhythm and white space' to her writing.

Jonas Jonas Karlsson
Fiction

Jonas Karlsson, author of of Kafka-esque novella The Room, talks about empathy and what acting can teach us about writing. With audio recordings of Jonas reading from the book.

Claire Claire Freedman
Children's

'Underpants' author Claire Freedman shares her favourite picture books.

Natalia Sanmartin Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
Fiction

We talked to Natalia about the role Pride and Prejudice and other literature plays in her debut, The Awakening of Miss Prim, why there is a grain of truth in one of her character's assertions that women writers spend too much time looking at themselves, and the parallels between eating and reading.

Karen Thompson Karen Thompson Walker
Fiction, Children's

Read our exclusive interview with Karen about the origins of her dystopic debut, The Age of Miracles and how her former career as an editor informs her own writing.

Steven Steven Camden
Fiction, Children's

As his debut novel Tape is released, we chatted to Steven about the beauty of cassette tapes, time travel, his belief in destiny and why he would choose a pair of trainers as his talisman.

Barney Barney Norris
Non-fiction

The playwright, whose latest work Visitors is showing at the Bush Theatre until 10th January, talks about being inspired by his grandparents' marriage, living in the present and adapting Sebastian Barry's fiction.

Sara Sara Sheridan
Fiction, Children's

Sara Sheridan, author of the 1950s-set Mirabelle Bevan mystery series ('Miss Marple with an edge') picks her favourite historical crime fiction, including books by Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey and Caleb Carr.

Juan Tomás Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
Fiction

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel talks about his novel, By Night The Mountain Burns, which reflects his own life growing up on the remote island of Annobón.

Jane Jane Smiley
Fiction, Non-fiction, Children's

In this exclusive interview for Foyles, Jane discusses some of the peculiar research she had to do when writing 'The Last Hundred Years', how she became enamoured of her characters and why writing the trilogy has been one of the most exciting adventures of her career.

Margaret Margaret Forster
Fiction, Non-fiction

As her memoir My Life in Houses is published, we talked to Margaret about being inspired by Leonard Woolf's autobiography, how a sitting tenant and her first landlord found their way into her early novels and the oddity of there being so many tv programmes on house style.

Peter Peter Carey
Fiction, Non-fiction

On publication of his new novel, Amnesia, Peter Carey talks about the willingness of Australian politicians to do America's bidding, why Australians don't like happy endings and what makes fellow Booker-winning Australian Richard Flanagan a truly great novelist.

Michel Michel Faber
Fiction

As his long-awaited new novel, The Book of Strange New Things, is published, we talked to Michel Faber about the function of art, his love of Marvel comics and how eating our dead is both a logical and an impossible thing to do.

Richard Richard Flanagan
Fiction

We talk to Richard Flanagan about his Man Booker Prize-winning novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, about a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, we talked to Richard about how his father's experiences as a POW informed his novel, the inspiration for the love story at the heart of the book, and the contradictions that make a character human.

David David Mitchell
Fiction

David Mitchell talks about the 70 short stories that became The Bone Clocks, Talking Heads' masterpiece and what's wrong with Benedict Cumberbatch. He also recommends some of his favourite Japanese fiction and tantalises us with a hints about his next novel.

Becca Becca Fitzpatrick
Fiction, Children's

As her new standalone thriller, Black Ice, is published, Becca introduces her book and describes the research she had to do, including how to survive a bear attack and building a shelter from snow. Plus, read an extract and watch a trailer.

Murielle Murielle Szac
Children's

Exclusively for Foyles, Murielle talks about retelling the Greek myths, why the book's structure is suited to today's young readers and the choice of Hermes as a guiding character.

Meg Meg Wolitzer
Fiction, Children's

To celebrate the publication of her first YA novel, Belzhar, Meg Wolitzer selects her top ten novels. Plus, read an extract from her new book and a q&a on her previous novel, The Interestings.

David David Walliams
Children's

As his new novel, Awful Auntie hits the shelves, our junior interviewer chatted to him about standing up for what you believe in, the book that changed his life and what makes a good story.

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Jessica Cornwell, granddaughter of John le Carré, reveals how researching the great Catalan writer Ramon Llull helped bring her debut thriller, The Serpent Papers, to life.

Pretty as a picture book
09/01/2015

One of the most fun things about becoming a parent is rediscovering the magical world of children's picture books. Charlotte Pope, who runs the Children's department at our Bristol Cabot Circus branch, picks out some of the best recent titles that should make bedtime stories fun for all involved.

The best fiction of 2014
15/12/2014

Many at Foyles feel that 2014 been a very good year for fiction and our customers seem to agree, with big leaps in sales in all our branches. Our web editor, Jonathan Ruppin, looks at why this might be, selects his top titles and explains why Dutch novelist Peter Buwalda's Bonita Avenue is his book of the year.

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