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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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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.

Deborah Deborah Levy

Exclusively for Foyles we spoke to one of this year's Man-Booker Prize shortlistees Deborah Levy about the value of confusion and ambiguity, the difficulties of trusting those who are in a position of caring for us and why she admires Marguerite Duras.

Yuval Noah Yuval Noah Harari

Read an extract and an exclusive introduction to his new book Homo Deus: a Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari.

Jonathan Safran Jonathan Safran Foer
Fiction, Non-fiction

We talked to Jonathan about having fun while also addressing some very serious questions about identity, continuity and loyalty, irreconcilable dilemmas and the uncomfortable place where words and action break.

Eimear Eimear McBride
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Eimear about her immersive, experimental prose style, the notorious minefield of writing about sex and the difficulty of 'turning off' her characters' voices once the writing is finished.

Max Max Porter

As his debut novella Grief is the Thing with Feathers is published in paperback, we talked to Max about the relationship between his book and Ted Hughes’ work, Crow; how a meeting with a friend of his late father helped him re-shape the role of Crow, and how writing has changed him as an editor.

Carol Carol Birch

Born in Manchester, Carol Birch published her first novel while living in Ireland, but now lives and writes in Lancaster. She also teaches creative writing and reviews regularly for a number of national newspapers. Her latest novel is Jamrach's Menagerie.

Ayelet Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Ayelet about why writing is the only playground open to adults, her encounter with the real-life counterpart of her protagonist and the desire to waken as many lions as possible.

Naomi Naomi Williams

As her debut novel Landfalls is published in paperback, exclusively for Foyles we talked to Naomi about 'playing' with the facts, pitting oneself against nature and trading one utterly daunting research task for another in the form of her next book.

Sarah Sarah Duguid

Sarah talks about the inspiration behind her debut, Look at Me, and how her own early years on a farm differed from the bohemian lifestyle depicted in her novel. Plus, read an extract from the book.

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