Saturday April 4, 2020

Lucy Foley: ‘I didn’t want to write by numbers. The idea needs to come from me’

The author of bestseller The Hunting Party has drawn comparisons to Agatha Christie, and with a new book on the shelves and another on the way, her work rate looks set the match the legendary crime writer too

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
22nd March, 2020
Lucy Foley: “Inishbofin has such a unique atmosphere. It is so beautiful and yet it feels quite hostile. I got goosebumps. I thought, ‘this is perfect, this will bring the whole [novel] together’.” Picture: Bryan Meade

Lucy Foley really should have the decency to look at least a little bit stressed. As she arrives into a Dublin hotel, the British author of break-out hit The Hunting Party has less than a month left before the deadline for the delivery of her new manuscript to her editors at HarperCollins. But, rather amazingly, Foley sits down - clad in blue, her long hair swishing, her smile bright - looking entirely poised, confident and...

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