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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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Nicholas Nicholas Pegg

David Bowie authority Nicholas Pegg discusses his extensively revised new edition of fan bible, The Complete David Bowie, picks his 'Desert Island Bowie' and exposes a previously unknown recording alarmingly entitled 'I'd Like a Big Girl With a Couple of Melons'.

Zadie Zadie Smith
Fiction, Non-fiction

An exclusive interview with Zadie Smith about her new novel, Swing Time; plus she shares some of her favourite books with us.

Lee Lee Child

As Night School hits the shelves and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits the big screen, we talked to Lee Child about moving from producing into writing, how and when the series might end and drawing inspiration from football teams for his characters' names!

Kirsty Kirsty Logan

As her new collection A Portable Shelter is published, we talked to Kirsty about her love of fairy tales, why writers should always read their work aloud at the editing stage and feeling affection for the younger versions of yourself. Plus, read an extract and a blog by Kirsty about her earlier novel, The Gracekeepers.

Naomi Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman's new new novel, The Power, 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.

S J S J  Kincaid
Fiction, Children's

Exclusively for Foyles, S J Kincaid - whose new book The Diabolic has just been published - shares her top YA Reads.

Jon Jon Day, Man Booker Judge
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Jon about his experience as one of this year’s Man Booker judges, why he loves the winning book and the advice he would give to next year’s panel.

Stella Stella Duffy

As London Lies Beneath is published we talk to Stella about the complex meanings of her book's title, the different kinds of poverty, faith and spirituality and her Fun Palaces campaign to get communities more involved in the arts.

Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
Fiction, Children's

Read the stunningly illustrated prologue to The Trollhunters, by award-winning writers Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus.

Karen Karen Maitland

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Karen about why the second wave of plague was far more strange and terrifying than the first outbreak, how proverbs are a key to culture and life, and creating an enemy to blame in the face of plague or natural disaster.

Ali Ali Smith

The thrice Booker-shortlisted Ali Smith discusses her new novel, Autumn, how the things that have been happening to us over the past half-year are ancient as well as brand new, following her nose and never losing hope.

Sebastian Sebastian Barry

'Only Stories Feed Us and Give Us Our Dimension' - Read an exclusive interview with Sebastian Barry.

Michael Michael Glover

We talked to art critic Michael Glover about his favourite piece from his new book Great Works, what he hopes to find at an exhibition and the work he hasn't yet but would most like to write about.

Holly Holly Smale
Fiction, Children's

As her Geek Girl Special, All Wrapped Up, is published in paperback, exclusively for Foyles our junior interviewer Elaine caught up with Holly to talk about how her own time as a model informed her books, playing with the first person narrative and why boys love the series too!

Alison Alison Littlewood

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Alison about her love of fairy tales, the joys of the unreliable narrator and the tension between magic and science.

Nell Nell Zink

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Nell about whether the nuclear family still survives in America, the cruelty of our treatment of death in Western society and Nell's need to tell stories.

Simon Simon Garfield

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Simon about the part school played in forming his perception of time, the clock and the calendar as symbols of power and why we are not helpless in the face of an accelerating world.

Victoria Victoria Hislop

Bestselling author Victoria Hislop introduces her new novel, Cartes Postales from Greece, and discusses the importance of images to her and her book.

Ali Ali Benjamin
Children's, Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, our junior interviewer, Elaine, chatted to Ali about her fascination with jellyfish, silence and grieving and feeling like an alien in a changing world.

Carolyn Carolyn Parkhurst

As her new novel Harmony is published, we talked to Carolyn about opening up discussions about Asperger's, the isolation of parenting a special needs child and being your child's advocate, no matter what.

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