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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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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.

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'.

Richard Richard Flanagan
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To mark the publicaton of his Man Booker-longlisted 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.

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.

Christos Christos Tsiolkas
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Christos Tsiolkas, talking about his new novel Barracuda, talks about Australian anti-intellectuallism, how class defines what we consider success and why he had to forget all about his international bestseller The Slap.

Sandra Sandra Newman
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As her pwerful new novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star, set in the ruins of a future America, is published, we talked to Sandra Newman about inventing language, why the bar for plausibility in fiction is higher than in life, and the simple trick that enables her to be at least three times as productive as she used to be.

Sarah Sarah Waters
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Sarah Waters shares her top 10 fiction reads, including books by Angela Carter, Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys.

P D P D James
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Read an extract from Death Comes to Pemberley, the Regency-set murder mystery from the doyenne of crime writing, P D James, creator of policeman poet Adam Dalgliesh.

Yotam Yotam Ottolenghi
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As the Guest Author opening the Food and Drink Department in our new Charing Cross Road flagship store, Yotam Ottolenghi shares some of his favourite cookery titles with us.

Simon Simon Armitage
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As the Guest Author opening the Poetry Department in our new Charing Cross Road flagshipstore, Simon Armitage shares some of his favourite poetry collections with us.

Biz Biz Stone
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Co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone, who opens the Business Department at our new Charing Cross Road flagship store, shares his favourite business titles.

Jarvis Jarvis Cocker
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As the Guest Author opening the Music Department in our new Charing Cross Road flagship store, Jarvis Cocker shares some of his favourite books with us.

Michael Michael Palin
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Michael came to Foyles to discuss, with journalist and author Joseph Connolly, how his journey towards national treasure status, from his early fame with Monty Python's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns through his award-winning film and television career, influenced his latest foray into fiction.

Grayson Grayson Perry
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As the Guest Author opening the Art Department in our new Charing Cross Road flagship store, Grayson Perry shares some of his favourite art titles with us.

Mark Mark Kermode
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As the Guest Author opening the Film & Drama Department in our new Charing Cross Road flagshipstore, Mark Kermode shares some of his favourite film titles with us.

Cathy Cathy Cassidy
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Cathy writes an impassioned piece about bullying, and cyerbullying, to tie in with the theme of her latest book, Sweet Honey, and provides her top ten tips for staying safe online.

Natalia Sanmartin Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
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We talked to Natalia about the role Pride and Prejudice and other literature plays in her debut, The Awakening of Miss Prim, why there is a grain of truth in one of her character's assertions that women writers spend too much time looking at themselves, and the parallels between eating and reading.

Sarah Moore Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
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Exclusively for Foyles, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald introduces her new children's book, The Apple Tart of Hope, which explores themes of bullying, friendship and resilience. You can also read the first chapter.

Robin Robin Stevens
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Read the first two chapters of Robin's brilliant debut, Murder Most Unladylike, plus see Robin's top picks for some great murder mysteries for children.

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