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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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Barney Barney Norris

The playwright, whose latest work Visitors is showing at the Bush Theatre until 10th January, talks about being inspired by his grandparents' marriage, living in the present and adapting Sebastian Barry's fiction.

Sara Sara Sheridan
Fiction, Children's

Sara Sheridan, author of the 1950s-set Mirabelle Bevan mystery series ('Miss Marple with an edge') picks her favourite historical crime fiction, including books by Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey and Caleb Carr.

Juan Tomás Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel talks about his novel, By Night The Mountain Burns, which reflects his own life growing up on the remote island of Annobón.

Jane Jane Smiley
Fiction, Non-fiction, Children's

In this exclusive interview for Foyles, Jane discusses some of the peculiar research she had to do when writing 'The Last Hundred Years', how she became enamoured of her characters and why writing the trilogy has been one of the most exciting adventures of her career.

Margaret Margaret Forster
Fiction, Non-fiction

As her memoir My Life in Houses is published, we talked to Margaret about being inspired by Leonard Woolf's autobiography, how a sitting tenant and her first landlord found their way into her early novels and the oddity of there being so many tv programmes on house style.

Peter Peter Carey
Fiction, Non-fiction

On publication of his new novel, Amnesia, Peter Carey talks about the willingness of Australian politicians to do America's bidding, why Australians don't like happy endings and what makes fellow Booker-winning Australian Richard Flanagan a truly great novelist.

Michel Michel Faber

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

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

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
Fiction, Children's

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.

Murielle Murielle Szac

Exclusively for Foyles, Murielle talks about retelling the Greek myths, why the book's structure is suited to today's young readers and the choice of Hermes as a guiding character.

Meg Meg Wolitzer
Fiction, Children's

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

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
Fiction, Non-fiction

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

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
Fiction, Non-fiction

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

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
Fiction, Non-fiction

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

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

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.

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The best fiction of 2014

Many at Foyles feel that 2014 been a very good year for fiction and our customers seem to agree, with big leaps in sales in all our branches. Our web editor, Jonathan Ruppin, looks at why this might be, selects his top titles and explains why Dutch novelist Peter Buwalda's Bonita Avenue is his book of the year.

Making failure into an art

You've probably heard of the writer Franz Kafka; but what about Hans Kafka? No? Well, there's a reason for that...

The noir prophet returns

George Hamilton-Jones, from our Charing Cross Road shop, celebrates the return of William Gibson with The Peripheral, which should delight fans of his early futuristic works, such as Neuromancer.

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