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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. 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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Recent Authors

Craig Craig Thompson
Fiction, Children's

Craig Thompson talks to us about his inspiration for Space Dumplins, what it means to find family, and fitting a laugh in on every page.

Lars Lars Mytting

Author of this season's unexpected publishing sensation, Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way, Lars celebrates the many virtues of the woodpile - and provides a surprising insight into what your woodpile says about you.

Sloane Sloane Crosley
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Sloane about the short story by Guy de Maupassant that underpins her novel, The Clasp, the difference between writing comedic non-fiction and fiction and why she's getting fewer 'likes' on social media.

Lorna Lorna Gibb

A Ghost's Story by Lorna Gibb follows the spirit of Katie King as she is channelled by mediums in America and Europe. Lorna talks about the awkward connections between spiritualism and Christianity, how the Victorians' scientific curiosity led to belief in the spirit world and Katie King's mysterious presence on Twitter.

Jonathan Jonathan Lee

Exclusively for Foyles, Jonathan writes about how other people's sentences help him to appreciate his own surroundings, and the books and writings that inspired him while he was writing his latest novel, set in Brighton and Belfast.

Garth Risk Garth Risk Hallberg

As his vast, New York epic, City on Fire is published, we talked to its author about the link between the noughties and the 1970s, about writing a '1970s New York Bleak House', and the 'spooky magic' of fiction.

Naomi Naomi Williams

As her debut novel Landfalls is published, exclusively for Foyles we talked to Naomi about 'playing' with the facts, pitting oneself against nature and trading one utterly daunting research task for another in the form of her next book.

Mary Mary Beard

As her new book SPQR is published, Mary Beard shares with us some of her favourite books on the ancient world.

Bill Bill Bryson

As his new book, The Road to Little Dribbling, is published exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Bill about the perky feeling having a British passport gives him, his most embarrassing moment ever, and what makes London for him the best city in the world.

Amy Amy Lukavics

As her YA horror debut, Daughters unto Devils is published, Amy selects her favourite horror reads exclusively for Foyles.

T R T R  Richmond

Exclusively for Foyles, T R Richmond describes the endless roles played by an author during a book's lifecycle: from accountant to osteopath, linguist to lawyer…

Jeanette Jeanette Winterson
Fiction, Non-fiction, Children's

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Jeanette about the joys and challenges of bringing Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale into the present day, not being afraid of miracles and putting forgiveness at the centre of everything.

Tom Tom McCarthy
Fiction, Non-fiction

Tom McCarthy discusses his Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel Satin Island: he talks about the influence of Robert Musil's The Man without Qualities, the pointlessness of anthropology and why oil spills are like crime scenes.

Edmund Edmund de Waal

Read an extract from The White Road and take a unique view inside the workspace of Edmund De Waal as he talks about what he needs to create his pots, the unique material that has been his obsession for most of his life and why breaking is as important as making in the history of porcelain.

Darren Darren Shan
Fiction, Children's

Exclusively for Foyles Darren discusses the joys and challenges of creating long series, and provides an insight into his writing process.

Charles Charles Belfoure

Exclusively for Foyles, Charles Belfoure, author of The Paris Architect and House of Thieves, selects some of his favourite fiction.

Max Max Porter

As his debut novella Grief is the Thing with Feathers is published, we talked to Max about the relationship between his book and Ted Hughes’ work, Crow; how a meeting with a friend of his late father helped him re-shape the role of Crow, and how writing has changed him as an editor.

Lauren Lauren Groff

Exclusively for Foyles, Lauren, whose new novel Fates and Furies is set in Florida and New York, talks about how locations influence fictional characters.

Lucia Lucia Berlin

Lucia Berlin, one of the great post-war American short story writers, is finally back in print in the UK, with this new collection of 43 of her finest works, introduced by Lydia Davis. You can read or download one of our favourites, 'Stars and Saints'.

Michel Michel Houellebecq

Read an extract from Submission, the controversial novel by Michel Houellebecq - originally published in French on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris - that depicts a France of the near-future voting in a government on a platform of introducing Islamic law.

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One of the joys of being a translator is bringing books to whole new audiences that wouldn't previously have been able to read them. But for Franca Scurti Simpson, giving English readers the chance to try Italian author Donatella Di Pietrantonio's My Mother is a River, required more than just her skills with language.

Editing TS Eliot

We interview Jim McCue about editing the definitive new two-volume edition of TS Eliot's poems.

A world where turtles dance

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll's timeless tale of treacle wells, catless grins and recalcitrant croquet mallets. Laura Anderson looks at why this unique children's book has enchanted every new generation of readers.

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