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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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Michel Michel Faber
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Meg Meg Wolitzer
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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
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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.

Brian Brian Aldiss
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A chance to read SF legend Brian Aldiss' very first published short story, A Book in Time, which features Foyles as it might be in 2054!

Tom Tom Doyle
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Acclaimed music journalist Tom Doyle, author of Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s, shares his top 10 music books, including Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Mark Blake on Pink Floyd and Simon Goddard on David Bowie.

Kate Kate Mosse
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Read an extract from Kate's new book, The Taxidermist's Daughter and see Kate's selection of her favourite gothic novels.

Yuval Noah Yuval Noah Harari
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Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapeins, a chronicle of 70,000 of the chnages face of humanity, talks about technology as religion, the irrelevance of national identity and why science is best placed to answer life's big questions.

Howard Howard Jacobson
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We caught up with Howard to talk about his new Man Booker-longlisted novel, J: the role of uncertainty in his book, why he is a more patient storyteller these days and the challenges of not being funny.

Meike Meike Ziervogel
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Meike Ziervogel, founder of Pierene Press, talks about her own new novel, Clara's Daughter and the revival of the novella.

Karen Joy Karen Joy Fowler
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On publication of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler talks about science fiction's intrusion on the real world, how we shield ourselves from the widespread abuse of animals and why the film version of The Jane Austen Book Club is so different from her novel.

David David Levene
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Marking the Eyewitness exhibtion of his work running at Foyles until 26th October, photographer David Levene picks out some of his favourite books, from the world and photography and beyond.

Anna Anna Freeman
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Anna Freeman, author of The Fair Fight, her debut novel about 18th-century female boxers talks about performance poetry, wallpapered prisons, a door covered in human skin and living in caves.

Nina Nina Stibbe
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As her debut novel is published, we talked to Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina about being identified by manlessness, life in the English countryside in the 1970s and having a 'proper' family.

Tore Tore Renberg
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Tore Renberg, author of the latest gritty Norwegian bestseller to be released in the UK, See You Tomorrow, talks about teenage gangs, how sudden wealth changes society and the moral philosophy of horror movies.

Marie-Helene Marie-Helene Bertino
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As her debut novel, 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas, is published, we talked to Marie-Helene about the influence of Archimedes - and Kermit the Frog, finding the right point of view from which to depict her foul-mouthed protagonist and how the craft of writing can be like 'gently sliding down a rainbow'.

Tim Tim Hall
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Read the first chapter of Shadow of the Wolf, the first in Tim Hall's young adult trilogy offering a very different take on the tales of Robin Hood.

Graham Graham Swift
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On publication of his first short stories for over 30 years, the 1996 Booker Prize winner talks about how his own Englishness makes him feel like both an insider and an outsider, how abandoning the short story for novels all those years ago took him surprise and why words are the most important thing in literature.

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