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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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Recent Authors

Sarah Sarah Vaughan
Fiction

We talk to Sarah about political wives who stand by their men, how as a society we have not yet come close to recognising how entrenched sexual harassment is and 'jobs for the boys'.

Patrick Patrick deWitt
Fiction

We've interviewed Patrick deWitt about his previous two novels and couldn't pass up the chance to quiz him about his latest, French Exit, a witty, dark tragicomedy of manners

Kate Kate Atkinson
Fiction

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Jane Jane Harris
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talked to Jane about inhabiting the voice of a slave, how this story of European brutality seemed too important to remain untold and struggling with the backstory.

Melissa Melissa Harrison
Fiction, Non-fiction

Collective nostalgia, writing in the first person and the worrying resonance of the 1930s: Melissa Harrison on All Among the Barley.

Patrick Patrick McGrath
Fiction, Non-fiction

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Patrick about giving voice to a community of old theatre ladies, the parallels between post-war fascism and today's political climate and his fascination with the idea of the dybbuk.

Nicole Nicole Krauss
Fiction

As her new book Forest Dark is published, we talk to Nicole about the most urgent question literature is asking itself, her strange affinity for Kafka and why she is a fan of ambivalence.

John John Banville
Fiction

John Banville on his new novel, Mrs Osmond, his desire to write not in the style but in the spirit of Henry James, how Isabel is forced to open her eyes to many layers of reality, and why, despite his original intentions, he left the ending open.

Ingela Ingela Arrhenius
Children's

We spoke to Ingela Arrhenius about her new picture book, her working practice and inspiration.

Gabriel Gabriel Tallent
Fiction

Gabriel Tallent on why sometimes a good teacher can be the best ally a young person may ever have, how backstories may never completely explain what makes people who they are and why he would have been willing to let a central character in his novel die.

Olivia Olivia Laing
Fiction

We spoke to author Olivia Laing about her first foray into fiction and Kathy Acker.

Sylvia Sylvia Brownrigg
Fiction

As her latest novel, Pages for Her, is published in paperback, we chat to Sylvia about the bewilderment new mothers can often feel, defining ourselves in relation to the people we love and whether female only environments/support networks are still relevant and necessary.

Arundhati Arundhati Roy
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles we talked to Arundhati about bringing together shards of broken hearts, writing as a game of control and unleashing control and redefining the meaning of happiness.

Minette Minette Walters
Fiction

Exclusively for Foyles, we talk to Minette about her first foray into historical fiction, the challenges of portraying 14th-century Dorset and why the idea that there were no rational responses to the Black Death is wrong.

Kamila Kamila Shamsie
Fiction

We talk to Kamila Shamsie about her new Man Booker-longlisted novel, Home Fire, and discuss why she finds the story of Antigone so compelling, how being an Outsider is more of an issue than faith itself and the connection between radicalisation and the fetishising of masculinity.

Maggie Maggie O'Farrell
Fiction, Non-fiction

As her memoir about her seventeen brushes with death is published in paperback, exclusively for Foyles, we talk to Maggie about chronology as a brand of tyranny, the permeability of the membrane between life and death and both the strangeness and familiarity of writing non-fiction.

Sophie Sophie Mackintosh
Fiction

We spoke to Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water Cure, about her disturbing debut novel, short stories and the dystopic nature of fiction.

Megan Megan Hunter
Fiction

As her striking and poetic debut is published in paperback read our interview with Megan about placing the book in a very long-range context of human history, exploring precariousness in all its forms and using language to achieve both intimacy and distance.

Madeline Madeline Miller
Fiction

Madeline Miller returns to Ancient Greece for her second novel, Circe. In our exclusive interview, we discover more about who Circe was, what she can teach us today, and which Greek god Madeline would be.

Adam Adam Kay
Non-fiction

'It’s difficult to compare any other job with being a medic – the highs can never be as high, and sadly the lows can never be as low.' Adam Kay on life as a Junior Doctor.

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