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 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 (...)

1. Guinness Storehouse had 	1,087,209 visitors. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visited the attraction in 2011. Photograph: Tim Rooke-Pool/Getty Images

Guinness Storehouse retains its tops spot as Ireland’s most visited attraction, according to to Fáilte Ireland’s list of visitors to attractions for 2(...)

JK Rowling watches a match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis  Club last month. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling secretly posed as a retired military policeman to write a crime novel that has been hailed as one of the best d(...)

I’ve just Googled famous people who work in cafés, and at the top of every list is JK Rowling.

I am sitting with my laptop and a mug of coffee at a tiny table. An identical table is right behind mine and every time its occupant moves, I get jabb(...)

Q Our seven-year-old son has recently been diagnosed with dyspraxia – this came as no surprise as he has always struggled with co-ordination and his (...)

As a teacher I have never been fond of sublime questions. What is truth? What is literature? When I think of the latter question I content myself with(...)

Man of Steel

And the campaign to make Superman cool continues. It wasn’t always this way. The most successful big-screen incarnation of the superhero – the Chri(...)

Daniel Radcliffe: ‘I never want to settle for where I am.’ Photograph:   Larry Busacca/Getty Images

‘It is almost a problem how much I love my job,” says Daniel Radcliffe. “I have been thinking I have to find some outside interests. I went rock-climb(...)

The original Merida . . .

In the past, Disney princesses haven’t always been known for their verve or independence. Great hair? Yes. Drive, dynamism and high self-worth?(...)

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