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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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Peter Peter Buwalda
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Dutch writer Peter Buwalda on his award-winning bestseller Bonita Avenue: writing, rewriting, characterisation and the generation gap.

Lauren Lauren Owen
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We talked to Lauren Owen about her gothic debut, The Quick, the writers who have influenced her, the pain and pleasure of killing off her characters and how she kept tabs on her multi-stranded plot and huge cast of characters.

Sally Sally O'Reilly
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Sally O'Reilly on her Elizabethan era novel, Dark Aemilia: she talks about who wrote Shakespeare's plays, mob justice and the link between witchcraft and sex.

Jason Jason Hewitt
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As his debut, The Dynamite Room, is published, we talked to Jason about what sets his book apart from other World War Two novels and why the War provides such fertile ground for writers; how getting lost in the Norwegian mountains led to the discovery of the eponymous dynamite room and how his neighbours might have repsonded to the curious acting techniques he employs when writing.

Val Val McDermid
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Val talks about her first reaction on being invited to bring Northanger Abbey into the present day, why the action was transposed to Edinburgh and the challenges of finding a cadence and rhythm that sat comfortably alongside the style of Austen's work.

Rene Rene Denfeld
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Rene Denfeld on her death-row novel The Enchanted: the brutality of life in a maximum security prison, what drives people to commit the very worst of crimes and finding beauty and hope amid the horror.

Sally Sally Green
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As her debut novel about witchcraft, Half Bad, is published, we talked to Sally about using restraint when doling out magical powers and describing scenes of violence, how she came up with her central character and her relationship with the film of the book, now in production.

Siri Siri Hustvedt
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In this exclusive interview we talked to Siri about the challenges of writing a multi-voiced novel, the continuing bias against female genius and why it's important to relax when encountering art.

Jenny Jenny Offill
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Jenny Offill talks about her new novel, Dept of Speculation: how the striking cover design was arrived at , the intensity of family relationships and and the role chance can play in creating a work of art.

Robert Robert Allison
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Robert Allison talks about his debut novel, The Letter Bearer. It is WWII and in north Africa a motorcycle despatch rider has been seriously injured. Unable to remember who he is, he is grateful to be rescued by a motley band of deserters.

Mary Mary Lawson
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Exclusively for Foyles, Mary discusses how she was able to draw on her own experience of the Swinging Sixties for the London sections of the book, how she wrote her second novel to distract herself from the rejection of her first and what makes winter in Ontario tolerable.

Karen Joy Karen Joy Fowler
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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.

Anne Plichota Anne Plichota  and Cendrine Wolf
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Read a sample chapter and an interview with the authors of the fantasy series that has taken first France and then England by storm, in which they discuss their working relationship and why they chose to set their series in England. Plus see their photo blog - exclusive to Foyles - of their favourite London landmarks.

Hannah Hannah Kent
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Hannah Kent's debut novel, Burial Rites, tells the story of the last woman to be hanged in Iceland. She discusses loving literature when you have nothing else, working with Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks and the Iceland's irresistible hold.

Michel Michel Rostain
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Michel Rostain's first novel, The Son, based in part on his own experience of losing his son to sudden illness, became a bestseller when published in his native France. He talks about the painful journey, both personal and artistic, that led to his writing a book that has already chimed with so many readers.

Darragh Darragh McKeon
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Darragh talks about what inspired him to write a novel about Chernobyl, the impact of visiting Russia relatively late on in the writing process and why being a theatre director provided a great foundation for becoming a novelist.

Chimamanda Ngozi Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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To celebrate the paperback publication of Americanah, we talked to Chimamanda about her relationship with the US and the immigrant experience.

Justin Justin Huggler
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Former war correspondent Justin Huggler introduces his fast-paced novel, The Burden of the Desert, set in occupied Baghdad.

Robin Robin Sloan
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We talk to Robin Sloan about why he wishes novel-reading was on the agenda at Google, the future of the bookshop and why he's happy to have some books as ballast.

NoViolet NoViolet Bulawayo
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NoViolet introduces her book and exclusively for Foyles, discusses the origins of her ten-year-old protagonist, the shocks and challenges involved in adapting to a new culture and the storytelling tradition in which she was raised.

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