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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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Jessie Jessie Burton

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to The Miniaturist author, Jessie Burton, about her new novel, The Muse, nature of muses, what life was like for children of the Empire in the 1940s, and how a book lives on beyond its final sentence.

Garth Risk Garth Risk Hallberg

As his vast, New York epic, City on Fire is published in paperback, 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.

Stewart Stewart Foster
Fiction, Children's

Stewart talks about how writing for children compares to writing for adults, and then answers questions put to him by our junior interviewer, Elaine, about how a stranger he met in Soho Square provided the inspiration for one of his main characters, what makes a superhero and what he would like readers to take away from his novel.

Jill Jill Dawson

As her new novel about Patricia Highsmith is published, exclusively for Foyles Jill talks about capturing the truth, her admiration - and distaste - for Patricia Highsmith and creating a 'third space' in which to write.

Kit Kit de Waal

As her debut novel set in England in 1981 is published, exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Kit about being 'both and neither', the kindness of strangers and the benefits of political correctness.

Jennifer Jennifer Bell

As her debut children's novel, The Crooked Sixpence, the first in her 'Uncommoners' trilogy is published, we talked to children's bookseller, Jennifer Bell about girl power, the influence of Narnia and how she set about creating 'uncommon' objects.

Daisy Daisy Johnson

Exclusively for Foyles, Daisy Johnson introduces her debut short story collection and chats to us about the 'unquiet land' that is her stories' setting, how the fen locked itself into her head and the narrative thread that runs through the stories of things that return, even if you'd rather they didn't...

Annie Annie Proulx

As her new novel about the taking down of the world's forests is published, exclusively for Foyles we talked to Annie Proulx about the writing process, the 19th-century drive to accumulate wealth and whether humans will choose to fix what they have broken.

. . Sjon

As his new novel, Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was, is published in English for the first time, exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Sjon about how a volcanic eruption, a plague and the gaining of sovereignty took place in only six weeks; why the Spanish flu became a taboo subject in Reykjavik; and being a poet at heart.

Emma Emma Cline

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Emma about her fascination with cults and whether teenagers today are more or less vulnerable than they were in the 1960s.

Sarah Sarah Perry

As her second novel, set in Victorian London and Essex is published, 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.

Conn Conn Iggulden
Fiction, Children's

A lover of historical fiction since childhood, Conn Iggulden shares his favourite historical fiction, including Patrick O'Brian's swashbucking Aubrey Maturin adventures, Philippa Gregory's page-tuners and the epic scope of Ken Follett.

Ryan Ryan Gattis

Ryan Gattis' extraordinary new novel, All Involved, is set during the six days of rioting that erupted in Los Angeles in 1992. He talks about making contact with gang members, his own experience of extreme violence and what needs to happen to stop the cycle of rioting in LA.

Catherine Catherine Banner

As her adult debut The House at the Edge of Night is published, exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Catherine about how southern Italian folktales found their way into her book, why we are all pattern-making creatures at heart, and how a house or treasured object, can, through the passage of time, accrue a multitude of stories.

Lionel Lionel Shriver

To mark the publication of her new novel, The Mandibles: a Family 2029-2047, exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Lionel about why it's such fun to set a novel in the future, why economics is closer to religion than science, how many neuroses are luxuries of prosperity, and why writing the book has made her feel more, not less, optimistic about the future.

Jo Jo Baker

As her novel about a young Samuel Beckett's time in France during the Second World War is published, we chatted to Jo about coming from the wrong side of the baize door, peering at photographs of Beckett and going where angels fear to tread.

Muriel Muriel Barbery

As her new book, The Life of Elves, is published, Muriel talks about the beauty, harshness and poetry of the Burgundy region, the influence on her writing of country folklore and how and why her writing has changed since her first two novels.

Curtis Curtis Sittenfeld

As Curtis Sittenfeld 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.

Martin Martin Stewart
Fiction, Children's

Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Martin about the real-life inspiration for his novel, how he set about creating his parallel world and why he relishes the editing process.

Chris Chris Cleave

Chris's latest novel Everyone Brave is Forgiven, moves between Blitz-torn London and the Siege of Malta to tell a story of passion, loss, prejudice and courage. Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Chris about his 'method'research techniques for the Malta sections, why conversation is the foundation of morale and why it was important to highlight the racism that was rife in Britain at the time.

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