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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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Alexander McCall Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, bestselling creator of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, shares his favourite books exclusively with Foyles.

Frank Frank  Cottrell Boyce

Our junior interviewer Elaine chatted to Frank exclusively for Foyles in what Frank hailed as 'way the most interesting interview I've ever done', about the power of being different, tricking ourselves into doing impossible things, and his alternative career... as a writer.

Lindsey Lindsey Davis

As her new Falco novel, Deadly Election, is published, read Lindsey Davis's selection of her favourite books.

Mary Mary Chamberlain

Historian-turned-novelist Mary Chamberlain introduces her debut, The Dressmaker of Dachau and talks about why she chose Lambeth as her heroine's childhood home, how it defied the efforts of both the Lambeth and London County Councils to improve conditions and how it was devastated by the war.

Lindsay Lindsay Hawdon

As her first novel Jakob's Colours is published, we talked to Lindsay exclusively for Foyles about making the transition from journalist to novelist, the silence surrounding the Nazi genocide of the gypsies and how living in the present, can be a place of great solace when the past is too painful, the future too frightening to draw upon.

Sarah Sarah Hall

A project to reintroduce wolves to Britain is the focus of Sarah Hall's new novel, The Wolf Border. In our interview, Sarah talks about the influence of the very wealthy on British politics, humanity's irrepressible animal instincts and the lack of normal sex in literature.

Conn Conn Iggulden
Fiction, Children's

A lover of historical fiction since childhood, Conn Iggulden shares his favourite historical fiction, including Patrick O'Brian's swashbucking Aubrey Maturin adventures, Philippa Gregory's page-tuners and the epic scope of Ken Follett.

Cathy Cathy Cassidy

As Cathy's Alice in Wonderland-inspired novel is published, exclusively for Foyles our junior interviewer asked her about forgiveness and second chances, the darker side of Alice and which of all her characters she most resembles.

Rana Rana Dasgupta

Video and book extract: Rana Dasgupta on his adopted home of Delhi, as described in his latest book Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, now out in paperback.

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.

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