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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

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.

Megan Megan Hunter
Fiction

As her striking and poetic debut is published in paperback read our interview with 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.

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.

Adam Adam Kay
Non-fiction

'It’s difficult to compare any other job with being a medic – the highs can never be as high, and sadly the lows can never be as low.' Adam Kay on life as a Junior Doctor.

Jesmyn Jesmyn Ward
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles we talk to National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward about the ways in which aspects of Black American oppression extend into the present, the role of ghosts, Voodoo and Hoodoo in the novel and her complicated relationship to 'home'.

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.

Nicola Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin
Children's

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.

Omar Omar El Akkad
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Omar about the universality of revenge, why it was important to make his protagonist soldier a woman and how a deficit of empathy is the biggest barrier to achieving peace.

Maja Maja Lunde
Fiction

We talked to Maja Lunde, author of The History of Bees, about the demands of writing three very different narratives each set in a different time and continent, what she learnt about nature from her investigations into Colony Collapse Disorder and the ambivalence inherent in the parent-child relationship.

Deborah Deborah Levy
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles we spoke to one of this year's Man-Booker Prize shortlistees Deborah Levy about the value of confusion and ambiguity, the difficulties of trusting those who are in a position of caring for us and why she admires Marguerite Duras.

Anbara Anbara Salam
Fiction

We spoke to Anbara Salam about her debut novel and how island life inspired her writing.

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.

Audur Ava Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Fiction

We talk to Audur Ava about why she has never understood the notion of 'finding yourself', her interest in the inefficiency of words and how social justice is a luxury that exists only in a few Western democratic countries.

Jamie Jamie Quatro
Fiction

As her debut novel is published, we talk to Jamie Quatro about spoke to Jamie 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.

Jaroslav Jaroslav Kalfar
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Jaroslav about the horror and incomprehensible loneliness of space travel, the relationship between ambition and love and the complexity of the legacy of communism.

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.

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.

Penelope Lively and Kamila Penelope Lively and Kamila Shamsie
Fiction, Non-fiction

We interview Penelope Lively and Kamila Shamsie about their choices of title for the Penguin Women Writers series, celebrating the centenary of women getting the vote in Britain.

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.

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.

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