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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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Will Will Storr
Fiction, Non-fiction

As his new book Selfie is published, we talked to Will about the upsides and downsides of individualism, the toxic lie at the heart of our hyper-individualistic culture and why social media technologists need regulating.

Jeff Jeff VanderMeer

As his new novel Borne is published, exclusively for Foyles we talked to Jeff about why he is not interested in writing 'disaster porn', how you cannot reach positive outcomes if you don’t correctly identify the problems and why it's a fool’s bet to think we can outstrip destruction with progress.

Tor Tor Udall

As her debut novel, A Thousand Paper Birds is published, exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Tor about trying to make the familiar unfamiliar, how writing is a dance and origami as a tiny act of resistance.

Paul Paul Beatty

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Paul about the model for Dickens, where his book is set, why he would never describe himself as an 'angry' author and how he came to introduce the shocking notion of segregation into his novel.

Arundhati Arundhati Roy

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Arundhati about bringing together shards of broken hearts, writing as a game of control and unleashing control and redefining the meaning of happiness.

Sally Sally  Rooney

As her debut novel about relationships is published, exclusively for Foyles Sally selects some of her favourite books, loosely themed around men and women.

Emily Emily  Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney

Emma and Emily talk about how they found a whole new perspective on Jane Austen’s writing, how they persuaded Margaret Atwood to contribute and how to write together and stay friends.

Curtis Curtis Sittenfeld

As Curtis Sittenfeld's exuberant contemporary take on Pride and Prejudice is published, exclusively for Foyles we chatted to her about her husband's defence of Mr Bennet, using her brain in new ways and how social media helped with fact-checking.

Madeleine Madeleine Thien

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Madeleine about 'nothing' as a concept at the limits of the imagination, how music can become a place where forbidden or inexpressible ideas take refuge and creating a doorway through which the reader could enter her book.

David David  Hepworth

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to David about why he doesn't envy the life of a rock star, why he has the 'winning ticket in the lottery of life' and what today's musicians have learnt from the yesterday's rock stars.

Gail Gail Honeyman

Exclusively for Foyles we chatted to Gail about the loneliness of some young adults, the things in life everyone ought to be able to take for granted and the benefits of being in a writers' group.

Nicholas Nicholas Hytner

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Nicholas about why he wouldn't have been a good actor and why a text is only ever part of the story.

Naomi Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman's new novel, The Power, now out in paperback, and winner of this year's Baileys Women's Prize, 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.

Hwang Hwang  Sok-Yong

Read an extract from Hwang-Sok-Yong's new novel, Familiar Things.

Megan Megan Hunter

As her striking and poetic debut is published we talked to Megan about placing the book in a very long-range context of human history, exploring precariousness in all its forms and using language to achieve both intimacy and distance.

Penny Penny Joelson

Exclusively for Foyles, we spoke to Penny about why disabled people and their families are generally strong-willed and determined, the challenges of writing a thriller with a central character who is disabled and the 'tingling' feeling that led her to continue writing.

Nicola Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin

Nicola and Laura talk about why there is no issue that cannot be presented in a picture book, the danger of deadening a book by over-explanation and why picture books deserve more recognition than they currently receive.

Sarah Sarah Schmidt

As her debut about the Lizzie Borden murders, See What I Have Done, is published exclusively for Foyles, Sarah talks about how introducing more than one narrator gave her respite from being inside Lizzie's head, borrowing from her own experiences and how Lizzie is 'chaos wrapped in skin'.

Barbara Barbara  Nadel

As her latest novel, Bright Shiny Things, is published, we talked to Barbara about the astonishing similarities between paedophile grooming and the way terror organisations recruit, peoples' vulnerability to violent, powerful ideas and why, whether they are white, black or Asian, White, East End women have so much in common.

Sarah Sarah Perry

As her second novel, set in Victorian London and Essex is published in paperback, we talked to Sarah Perry about taking the Gothic outdoors, writing out her own fears, desires and anxieties, and why the past is more interesting for its sameness than its otherness.

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