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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

Holly Holly Muller
Fiction

My Own Dear Brother, her first novel, is an unflinching portrait of cruelty, courage and resilience, set in a small town in Austria near the end of World War Two. We talked to its author about her Austrian heritage, feeling the hand of history resting heavy on her shoulder and how improvising on a violin is like disappearing into the sky.

Elizabeth Elizabeth Strout
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Elizabeth Strout about skirting around the big issues, her writing process and resisting the temptation to judge her characters.

Howard Howard Jacobson
Fiction, Non-fiction

We caught up with Howard to talk about his new novel Shylock is My Name, his updating of Shakespeare's The Merchant of the Venice, the challenges of bringing Shakespeare into the present day, modern forms of the same anti-semitism Shylock experienced and the shifting territory between comedy and tragedy.

Rebecca Rebecca Mackenzie
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Rebecca about how her own experience as the child of missionaries infomed her writing, the use of a colour-coded gospel as an evangelising tool and why the missionaries stayed in China even after the outbreak of war.

Joanna Joanna Cannon
Fiction

As her debut The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is published, exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Joanna about learning to hide our 'unbelonging', the ultimate unreliable narrator and checking biscuit production dates.

Cathy Cathy Cassidy
Children's

As Cathy's Alice in Wonderland-inspired novel is published, exclusively for Foyles our junior interviewer asked her about forgiveness and second chances, the darker side of Alice and which of all her characters she most resembles.

Anna Anna Erelle
Non-fiction

Read the first chapter of journalist Anna Erelle's first-hand investigation into ISIS: in the guise of a new convert named Melodie she undertakes a dangerous journey to Syria and the heart of IS.

Paul Paul Murray
Fiction

As his new book, The Mark and the Void is published, we talked to Paul about staring into the void, the relationship between artist and patron and how we each have a little writer and little banker battling it out in our heads.

Lindsay Lindsay Hawdon
Fiction

As her first novel Jakob's Colours is published, we talked to Lindsay exclusively for Foyles about making the transition from journalist to novelist, the silence surrounding the Nazi genocide of the gypsies and how living in the present, can be a place of great solace when the past is too painful, the future too frightening to draw upon.

Laird Laird Hunt
Fiction

As his story of a female soldier fighting in disguise alongside men in the American Civil War is published, we talked to Laird Hunt about how women might have been able to remain undetected on the battlefield, the false glorification of the Civil War and the parallels between his story and Homer's Odyssey.

Mick Mick Jackson
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we chatted to Mick about the Japanese fascination with the Brontes, why we romanticize and mythologize our favourite writers and artists, and the peculiar ambivalence of snow.

Thomas Thomas  Savage
Fiction

Read an extract from Thomas Savage's novel The Power of the Dog.

Anna Anna Smaill
Fiction

Anna Smaill talks about The Chimes, set in a future London where music has replaced the written word and life is orchestrated by a vast musical instrument that inhibits people's ability to remember the past.

David David Searcy
Non-fiction

In 'Unframed Apprehension' written exclusively for Foyles, David introduces his essay collection and explains why the move to the essay form feels like a 'letting go'. Plus, read an extract from the book.

Ann Ann Morgan
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, Ann writes about the sinister side of fairy tales and how many of their original elements continue to surface in film and literature - including her own debut, Beside Myself.

Ruby Ruby Wax
Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to comedian-turned-Mindfulness guru Ruby Wax about getting into Oxford University as a mature student, the many benefits of mindfulness and when it was that we all ‘fell asleep at the wheel’.

Mason Mason Cross
Fiction

As his latest novel, The Samaritan, is published in paperback, Mason Cross identifies the top ten locations for setting a thriller.

Sarah Sarah Winman
Fiction

As her eagerly awaited second novel, A Year of Marvellous Ways, is published, we We talked to Sarah exclusively for Foyles about saying our goodbyes on the backs of stories and song, how as adults we un-learn kindness and empathy and how youth keeps youth alive.

Claire Claire Fuller
Fiction

Claire Fuller talks about Survivalism and her Desmond Elliott Prize-winning debut novel Our Endless Numbered Days.

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.

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Clare Morrall creates a new form of communication for her novel, When the Floods Came, set about 50 years into the future.

#FoylesFive: East German literature
07/02/2016

The TV series Deutschland '83 has inspired Gary Perry, Fiction Buyer and resident fiction in translation expert, to present his pick of books from and about the German Democratic Republic.

Sophie Hannah on the Galaxy Quick Reads 2016 reading campaign
04/02/2016

As part of Galaxy Quick Reads 2016 reading campaign that encourages lapsed and non readers to rediscover the pleasure of reading, Sophie Hannah has edited a collection of short Poirot stories - Agatha Christie, The Double Clue. Sophie Hannah explains why Agatha Christie is ideal for new readers.

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