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Posts Tagged ‘Eoin Colfer’

Oliver Jeffers: ‘I don’t always stick to my schedules–you can’t plan creativity.’

Oliver JeffersOliver Jeffers has produced paintings, decorated a giant Easter egg, and most notably, created picture books. We sat with Jeffers to talk about getting published, artist’s block, and more. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

Q: How did you land your first book deal?
A: Self-confidence is hugely important in this endeavor. It’s more likely you’ll hear lots of ‘No’s before you hear a ‘Yes’, so you have to believe in what you’ve created. I’d done my research and I felt my work could contend with what existed in the shops. My first step was investigating where to send my manuscript. I bought a Writers/Artists Yearbook and also checked which publishers represented my favorite picture books.

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Disney & Harvey Weinstein To Adapt ‘Artemis Fowl’

Producer Harvey Weinstein will develop film adaptation of Artemis Fowl with Walt Disney Studios. Here’s more from the release:

The live-action feature will be based on the first and second installments in Disney Publishing Worldwide’s best-selling children’s fiction series by author Eoin Colfer. The screenplay is being written by Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce the project.

There are over 21 million copies of the eight-book fantasy series in print, telling the story of a 12 year old millionaire and “criminal mastermind” who gets in trouble with fairies. He quickly discovers that “these aren’t the fairies of the bedtime stories  – they’re dangerous.”

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Eoin Colfer Writes Dr. Who Story

Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer will write the first Dr. Who story for an upcoming collection of Dr. Who short stories from Penguin UK’s Puffin imprint.

The announcement was made on Facebook earlier this morning. As of this writing, the post has received more than 2,800 “likes.”

Colfer has written a brand new story for the First Doctor (played by UK actor William Hartnell in the mid-1960′s) called “A Big Hand for the Doctor.”

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sequel Writing

When Eoin Colfer was asked to write the sixth book in problematically named The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, he refused–convinced that no one could follow in the footsteps of the original author, the late, great Douglas Adams.

Nevertheless, Colfer–the author of the bestselling “Artemis Fowl” series of YA novels–decided to write the sixth book in the series. It will hit stores in October. In this exclusive GalleyCat interview, the novelist explains why he changed his mind, taking readers inside his writing process for the sequel.

Here’s more from the author’s website: “If you have read ['Hitchhiker's Guide'] then you know exactly what I am talking about. If you haven’t then read it now, moron. The problem is the hyperbole puts people off. If it’s so popular then it must be middle of the road, brimming with cliches and easily digested on the sands of Ibiza. All false assumptions.”