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

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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