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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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Grégoire Grégoire Delacourt

Grégoire Delacourt's novel The First Thing You See, about a small-town mechanic who falls in with a Hollywood starlet, has won prizes across Europe; it also saw his sued by Scarlett Johanssen. He talks about the poetry of Jean Follain, why the popularity of comestic surgery is growing so fast and which French writers he'd recommend to British readers.

Rachel Rachel Elliott

Whispers through a Megaphone is a novel about about finding an oasis of silence in the inescapable din of the modern world, featuring a woman who hasn't left her house for three years. Its author, Rachel Elliott, discusses why life veers between comedy and tragedy, how her psychotherapy training helped in creating her characters and the strange situation of being able to write reviews of so many of our everyday experiences online.

Patrick Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt's eagerly awaited new novel, Undermajordomo Minor, is a blend of Gothic romance and macabre European fairy tale. We chatted to him about his affection for quitters, the approachability of even his most debased characters and the possible theme of his next book.

Hanya Hanya Yanagihara

With her new novel, A Little Life, taking the publishing world by storm, we talked to Hanya about the difference between friendship and all other relationships, her desire to marry the fairy tale with the contemporary naturalistic novel, and the need to write from a sense of urgency.

William William Boyd
Fiction, Non-fiction

William Boyd, author of modern classics such as A Good Man in Africa, Any Human Heart and Restless, on his new novel, Sweet Caress, which follows the tumultuous life of photographer Amory Clay as she chronicles the 20th century. He talks about talks about following characters from cradle to grave, when photography came of age and why colloborating on other projects is good for a novelist.

James James Wong

James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, writer and broadcaster based in London, England. Here we present an extract from his RHS Grow For Flavour: Tips & tricks to supercharge the flavour of homegrown harvests.

Jancis Jancis Robinson

Read an extract on how to taste and appreciate wine from The World Atlas of Wine (7th edition) by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson.

Patrick Patrick Ness

Read an extract from Patrick Ness' powerful new novel, The Rest of Just Live Here.

Eric Eric Lanlard

An irresistible recipe for Chocolate and Earl Grey Tarts with Roasted Figs from Master Patissier Eric Lanlard from his book Tart It Up!

Sabrina Sabrina Ghayour

Fig & Green Bean Salad with Date Molasses & Toasted Almonds: a heavenly recipe from the Observer Food Monthly's Cook Book of the Year

Sarah Sarah Crossan

Our junior interviewer Elaine talked to Sarah about her fascination with twins, why she wrote her new book in blank verse and her fantasy career as a racing car driver!

Andrew Michael Andrew Michael Hurley

Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Andrew about the journey from independent to mainstream publisher, the frailty of faith and how what lingers in the shadows is much worse than what you can see.

Rupert Rupert Wallis

As All Sorts of Possible is published, Rupert talks about the challenges of the notoriously tricky second novel and how "having your first book published is like receiving a ticket to a really exclusive party, with the second book being an invitation to actually perform at said party, with everyone watching on expectantly."

Jenn Jenn Bennett

Jenn introduces the themes and characters of her new novel, Night Owls, as well as explaining why hearing the song 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' makes her family cringe. Plus, she reveals her top ten YA reads.

Vaseem Vaseem Khan

As his debut crime novel set in Mumbai and starring a baby elephant is published, we spoke to Vaseem about his desire to show not just the luminosity, colour and warmth of India but also some of the darker elements of society, how his day job at the cutting edge of crime science informs his writing and the writers who have inspired him, from Isaac Asimov to John Irving and Ian Rankin.

Stephen Stephen Kelman

As his new novel, Man on Fire, is released, the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author shares his top 10 books, featuring books as diverse as John Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Iain Banks' The Bridge and Polly Dunbar's Penguin. Plus our interview from 2011, when Pigeon English was first published.

Paul Paul Murray

As his new book, The Mark and the Void is published, we talked to Paul about staring into the void, the relationship between artist and patron and how we each have a little writer and little banker battling it out in our heads.

Francesca Francesca Simon

As her last collection of Horrid Henry stories is published, we caught up with Francesca exclusively for Foyles to find out about life with - and without - Henry, how the rebellious spirit is a vital part of children’s literature and in what way fame is a substitute for heaven, and we also asked her for her top tips for aspiring young writers.

Louis Louis de Bernières

As his new novel, The Dust that Falls from Dreams, exclusively for Foyles we talked to Louis de Bernières about why he lost interest in going to Church, his favourite decade and how kindness rather than state policy helps returning soldiers reintegrate into society.

Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

Read the stunningly illustrated prologue from The Trollhunters, by award-winning writers Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus.

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On publication of the fourth and final of the Neapolitan novels, The Story of the Lost Child, Elena Ferrante's translator, Ann Goldstein reveals reveals the joys and challenges of working on one of the great works of contemporary Italian literature.

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