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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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Debi Debi Gliori

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Debi about how there is still a stigma around mental illness, why there is much work still to be done to educate people about what exactly depressive illness is about. and why we have to evolve our priorities in order to allow our children to grow into the best people they can be.

Miranda Miranda Emmerson

As her debut novel, Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars, is published, exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Miranda Emmerson about why she found writiing a novel much easier than script-writing, how colour is still a massive barrier to success in education and employment, and why London is both a wonderful and terrible city.

Chris Chris Cleave

Chris's latest novel Everyone Brave is Forgiven, now out in paperback, moves between Blitz-torn London and the Siege of Malta to tell a story of passion, loss, prejudice and courage. Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Chris about his 'method'research techniques for the Malta sections, why conversation is the foundation of morale and why it was important to highlight the racism that was rife in Britain at the time.

Karl Karl Geary

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Karl about his debut Montpelier Parade, how the character of Sonny was partly born from a Rembrandt painting, how the narrative style is both a confession and a finger pointed in accusation, and how to navigate longing and desire without a vocabulary.

Emma Emma Flint

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Emma about the real-life case that provided the inspiration for her novel, the deep roots of the domestic thriller, and how much - or little - tabloid reporting of crimes has changed over the last 50 years.

Sebastian Sebastian Barry

'Only Stories Feed Us and Give Us Our Dimension' - Read an exclusive interview with Costa Novel winner Sebastian Barry.

Yaa Yaa Gyasi

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to debut novelist Yaa Gyasi about finding a structure to accommodate the weight of time, why it is ridiculous to argue that slavery ended many years ago, and what infuriates her about the publishing industry.

Richard Richard Russo
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Richard about what it was like revisiting his earlier novel some 25 years later, his personal credo that there are no small lives and striving for grace.

Jessie Jessie Burton

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to The Miniaturist author, Jessie Burton, about her new novel, The Muse, now out in paperback, the nature of muses, what life was like for children of the Empire in the 1940s, and how a book lives on beyond its final sentence.

Joanna Joanna Cannon

As her debut The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is published in paperback, exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Joanna about learning to hide our 'unbelonging', the ultimate unreliable narrator and checking biscuit production dates.

Mary Mary Berry

Exclusively for Foyles, Mary Berry talks about planning for Christmas, her favourite cookery books and the basic skills all cooks need.

Nicholas Nicholas Pegg

David Bowie authority Nicholas Pegg discusses his extensively revised new edition of fan bible, The Complete David Bowie, picks his 'Desert Island Bowie' and exposes a previously unknown recording alarmingly entitled 'I'd Like a Big Girl With a Couple of Melons'.

Zadie Zadie Smith
Fiction, Non-fiction

An exclusive interview with Zadie Smith about her new novel, Swing Time; plus she shares some of her favourite books with us.

Lee Lee Child

As Night School hits the shelves and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits the big screen, we talked to Lee Child about moving from producing into writing, how and when the series might end and drawing inspiration from football teams for his characters' names!

Kirsty Kirsty Logan

As her new collection A Portable Shelter is published, we talked 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.

Naomi Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman's new new novel, The Power, looks at what happens when teenage girls inexplicably gain the ability to inflict enormous pain, effectively transferring the power in the world to women. We talked to Naomi about how everything touches everything else, if you let it, why she was unable to prevent violence from escalating in her imaginary world and how in the US religion is constantly being reinvented for the new realities.

S J S J  Kincaid
Fiction, Children's

Exclusively for Foyles, S J Kincaid - whose new book The Diabolic has just been published - shares her top YA Reads.

Jon Jon Day, Man Booker Judge
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Jon about his experience as one of this year’s Man Booker judges, why he loves the winning book and the advice he would give to next year’s panel.

Stella Stella Duffy

As London Lies Beneath is published we talk to Stella about the complex meanings of her book's title, the different kinds of poverty, faith and spirituality and her Fun Palaces campaign to get communities more involved in the arts.

Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
Fiction, Children's

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

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Watch a video and read a poem from Jacob Polley's T S Eliot Prize-winning collection, Jackself.

Radiohead, Tom Waits and Joy Division: Under The Influence with Joseph Knox

Exclusively for Foyles JJoseph Knox talks about the music that influenced his debut, Sirens.

#FoylesFave: Furiously Happy

Charlotte, from our Bristol shop, tells us why she recommends Furiously Happy!

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