This morning Eoin Colfer comedic fantasy author talked to Nalini Haynes of Dark Matter. This interview is currently available in MP3 format, at the end of this post.
I battled Metro’s train cancellations and misinformation but I still managed to get into the city in time to meet Eoin Colfer for our interview. Eoin was charming and informative in our interview, talking about Artemis Fowl the series and the Last Guardian, the final book in this series. Eoin still holds out hope that Artemis Fowl the movie might get out of development hell, but he concedes it’s becoming less likely as time goes on. We discuss his stage play, which I would love to see resurrected and touring. Eoin talks about writing in Douglas Adams’ sandbox; Eoin’s book And another thing is the 6th book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide trilogy. Eoin talks about how honoured he felt to have this opportunity and the pros and cons of writing in someone else’s sandbox. Eoin is continuing to write, having started a new series for adults, beginning with Plugged.
I asked Eoin to autograph my son’s two favourite Artemis Fowl novels: I felt asking him to autograph the entire set was a bit rude, especially as he had to rush off to another engagement. He offered to autograph Plugged for me. I thanked him and for the first time ever I asked an interviewee to autograph something directly to me. (I’ve felt too self-conscious up until now, although I love collecting autographed books.)