Dún Laoghaire and its new library will be hosting this weekend’s Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival set the tone for the four-day event at its launch on August 27th, with controversial British novelist Martin Am(...)

Eoin Colfer: “I feel I am representing my family and my county and indeed all book people in Ireland, which is not something I mean to take lightly. I intend to spend my time spreading stories to every nook and cranny in the country.”   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Novelist Eoin Colfer has been named as the third Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature. The former primary school teacher, bes(...)

Anthony Horowitz: ‘It’s an interesting aspect of children’s books, isn’t it? The glee with which the parents are killed in the first chapter.’ Photograph: Jon Cartwright

Anthony Horowitz is breaking bad. At 58, the creator of the clean-cut young adult hero Alex Rider has turned his spotlight on a hired assassin- in his(...)

Author Eoin Colfer, a former teacher, has sold more than 25 million Artemis Fowl books, translated into 44 languages around the globe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Crime pays – at least the fictional sort – for Ireland’s best-selling children’s author, Eoin Colfer. New figures show that accumulated profits at his(...)

 Eoin Colfer: “I’m just the writer, down there with the caterer”

Eoin Colfer, one of Ireland’s most successful authors, is about to taste even more success. Disney is to make a film of his first novel Artemis Fowl w(...)

Disney and the Weinstein Company are to adapt the young adult fantasy book series Artemis Fowl by Irish author Eoin Colfer into a film.

Disney and the Weinstein Company are to adapt the young adult fantasy book series Artemis Fowl by Irish author Eoin Colfer into a film. The film will (...)

Screwed, by Eoin Colfer
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  • July 13, 2013, 01:00

When did crime fiction get so serious? The banter between Holmes and Watson, Poirot’s peacock posturing, Philip Marlowe’s zingy one-liners – for some (...)