Artemis Fowl & Eoin Colfer News

Eoin Colfer at the Dublin Book Festival – 15th November


To celebrate the publication of Once upon a Place, a collection of short stories, poems and illustrations for children you are invited to join Aoife Murray, Programme and Events Manager at Children’s Books Ireland, as she discusses the secrets and joys that come with writing for young adults and children with three of Ireland’s best-known practitioners: Eoin Colfer, Laureate na ...

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‘Imaginary Fred’ & ‘Once Upon A Place’ up for Irish Book Awards!


Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months, you’ll know that Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers recently released “Imaginary Fred.” Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred… Well, ‘Imaginary Fred,’ along with an Eoin Colfer-edited anthology called ‘Once Upon ...

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‘It’s time I moved on from Artemis Fowl’ – Eoin Colfer Telegraph Interview


Eoin Colfer has recently spoken to ‘The Telegraph’ about letting Artemis Fowl go, the future of the series in movie form, and his new book ‘Imaginary Fred.’ It’s taken 15 years of what Eoin Colfer calls “development hell” but finally, Artemis Fowl is coming to the big screen. Artemis Fowl, a scheming boy genius who lives in a futuristic world ...

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Eoin Colfer set for 2016 IRON MAN novel!


Yes, you heard that right! Mega-selling author Eoin Colfer has teamed up with Marvel to write an Iron Man novel! From the Marvel Press Release: Coming in fall 2016, this year’s Irish Laureate of Children’s Books, and author of the world-renowned “Artemis Fowl” series, novelist Eoin Colfer will present an electrifying new take on the Marvel universe’s most famous billionaire ...

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Eoin Colfer contributing a story – ‘Holy Mary’ – to new ‘The Read Quarterly’ magazine


Eoin Colfer will be contributing an original story called ‘Holy Mary’ to ‘The Read Quarterly,’ a new children’s publishing magazine. Children’s publishers Sarah Odedina and Kate Manning will launch The Read Quarterly next January, taking a “critical look at the culture of children’s literature”. Each issue will include articles about children’s literature, and will debut at an annual subscription cost of ...

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Colfer, Donkin, Rigano team up for “ILLEGAL” asylum seeker graphic novel


Hodder Children’s Books have acquired a new graphic novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano, called ‘ILLEGAL.’ ILLEGAL is based on the idea of asylum and features the stories of migrants Ebo and Kwame as they make their way from Africa to Europe. From Sophie Hicks Agency: Hodder Children’s Books has acquired a timely and powerful ...

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AFC Recommends #1


It has been 3 long years since the release of the final Artemis Fowl novel – ‘The Last Guardian’ – and I imagine many fans are still mourning. So, we have decided to start a new initiative! We asked FowlFans across the world which books they would recommend to other fans – and every month, we’re going to post three ...

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Oliver Jeffers and Eoin Colfer – Interview


A great interview about Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers’ Imaginary Fred has popped up on ‘The Bookseller‘ recently – definitely worth a read! “There are a lot of stories about people with imaginary friends but I couldn’t find any about the imaginary friend him or herself,” Colfer says. “I tend to do that in my books, to move the nerd or ...

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YOUR Artemis Fowl Movie Dream Cast


We asked, and you shouted back! We’re pleased to present YOUR top picks for casting in the Artemis Fowl Movie. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below! Your suggestions might just make it into the next Dream Cast shortlist! You chose… Mulch Diggums: Patton Oswalt, Jack Black, Peter Dinklage, Lee Arenberg Opal Koboi: Megan Fox, Natalie Dormer, Rosie ...

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Eoin Colfer on RTE Radio 1 talking about the Artemis Fowl Movie


Eoin Colfer appeared on RTE Radio 1 this evening to talk about the Artemis Fowl Movie with Ray Darcy, and the long journey from when the book was first optioned in 2000 (yes, before the first book was even released!) It sounds like we’ll be getting a newcomer for the title role, but we’ll let you listen yourselves for all of ...

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Artemis Fowl secures MOVIE DIRECTOR Kenneth Branagh


Deep breaths, everyone. Compose yourselves. After over a decade in development, with false starts, disputes and any number of other delays – it looks like it might, just might, be happening. According to Variety’s sources, Kenneth Branagh (that’s SIR Kenneth Branagh to you and me!) has signed on to develop and direct Disney’s movie adaptation of ARTEMIS FOWL. Irish playwright Conor ...

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