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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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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.

Miranda Miranda July
Fiction, Non-fiction

As her debut novel, The First Bad Man, is published in paperback we chatted to Miranda exclusively for Foyles, about the process that took her from college dropout to artist, film-maker and author; the 'sweaty high-wire act' that is live performance, and why it's important for her fictional creations to be scared.

Anna Anna Freeman

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.

Cathy Cathy Rentzenbrink

In 1990 Cathy Rentzenbrink's brother Matty was hit by a car. He remained in a persistent vegetative state for eight years until the courts gave permission for his care to be withdrawn and for him to be allowed to die. Cathy talks about her painfully honest memoir, The Last of Love: about remembering the fun times she shared with Matty, being realistic about medical 'miracles' and how her love of reading sustained her.

Amy Amy Alward

Exclusively for Foyles, Amy looks at how J K Rowling has inspired a new generation of authors who have grown up with Harry Potter and are now writing their own stories.

Jo Jo McMillan

As her debut is published, Jo talks about where hers and her protagonist Jess's experience converge - and diverge - about missing out on normal teenage live, being Public Enemy Number One and revisiting the town for research.

Natasha Natasha Pulley

As her debut, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, is published, exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Natasha about the appeal of the Victorian period, why mirrors and rings play such a crucial role in fairy tales and the difficulty of functioning, and especially communicating, in Tokyo's wholly different culture.

Jon Jon Wallace

Jon Wallace talks about how he was inspired by London landmarks for his dystopian trilogy set in the city, and finds it a confusion of the Christian and the pagan, the pretty and the ghastly, the imperial and the progressive. The second part of his trilogy, Steeple, has just been published.

Sarah Sarah Winman

As her eagerly awaited second novel, A Year of Marvellous Ways, is published, we We talked to Sarah exclusively for Foyles about saying our goodbyes on the backs of stories and song, how as adults we un-learn kindness and empathy and how youth keeps youth alive.

Nina Nina Stibbe
Fiction, Non-fiction

As her debut novel is published in paperback, 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.

Antonia Antonia Hodgson

Antonia Hodgson, author of The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins, discusses the Georgian public's fascination with the lives of criminals and the effect of this on the popular culture of the time.

Nick Nick Lake

Nick introduces his new YA novel and talks about why readers like a good twist, the connection between twists and knowledge and the importance of truth when it comes to the reveal.

Elena Elena Gorokhova

Exclusively for Foyles in 'Clashing Cultures of the Past and Present' Elena describes the alienating feeling of being in the US, indeed the West, for the first time, the lessons she learned from her mother and daughter, and how Russia is inked into her heart as indelibly as a tattoo.

Laura Laura Barnett

Laura Barnett's The Versions of Us follows three possible outcomes when two students are thrown together by fate. In our interview, Laura talks about how she kept track of the branching variations of her characters' lives, the concept of the artist's muse and whether fate played a part in her own marriage.

Jeremy Jeremy Hutchinson and Thomas Grant

Read an extract from Case Histories, the definitive account of Jeremy Hutchinson's remarkable life and work as the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, '70s and '80s, who defended, amongst others Christine Keeler, Great Train robber Charlie Wilson and Howard Marks, as well as Penguin in the infamous obscenity trial over the publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Anna Anna Erelle

Read the first chapter of journalist Anna Erelle's first-hand investigation into ISIS: in the guise of a new convert named Melodie she undertakes a dangerous journey to Syria and the heart of IS.

Owen Owen Sheers
Fiction, Non-fiction

We talked to Owen Sheers exclusively for Foyles about how his new novel, I Saw a Man is in some ways a reaction to his previous books; how his experience with young service personnel suffering from PTSD informed sections of the story and the power of remembering a place in order to write about it, rather than just looking out the window and describing it.

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