William Fiennes

William Fiennes

William Fiennes is the author of The Snow Geese and most recently, The Music Room. He was Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and the recipient of a Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in London.


An interview with William Fiennes

An interview with William Fiennes

As well as giving us a chance to read (or reread) some of the best works of literature from the past forty years, the advent of the Picador Classic series also seemed the perfect opportunity to ask the authors some big questions  about life and literature, their current obsessions and how times have changed.

First up is William Fiennes, whose book The Snow Geese recounts his quest to trace the million-strong flocks of snow geese making their spring flight from Texas to the Arctic tundra and the myriad of people he met along the way.

Join us at our Picador Classic Day at Foyles

Join us at our Picador Classic Day at Foyles

The launch of our Picador Classic series is almost here! The first books in the series are published on 1 January 2015, and we'll be celebrating with a day-long event at Foyles bookshop on 7 February 2015. If you'd like to join us, Alan Hollinghurst, Carol Ann Duffy, John Lanchester, William Fiennes, Philip Hensher, John Banville and more authors besides, then read on...

Ondaatje Prize shortlist drawn

Ondaatje Prize shortlist drawn

The Music Room by William Fiennes has made the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize 2010. The £10,000 prize is awarded annually to a book of 'the highest literary merit best evoking the spirit of place'.