An Irishman Abroad

Eoin Colfer: Episode 343

March 21, 2020

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This week, writer Eoin Colfer joined Jarlath for a rare and in-depth conversation about his life and work.

Going full Leprechaun to get Artemis Fowl onto the desk of an agent in London (37:00), how writers like him are comfortable in isolation (4:00) and the time he tried to write a storyboard while Bono sang at him (52:00) - this episode covers a lot of ground.

From why he had a genuine fear of being executed during his time in Saudi Arabia (29:00) to the shocking turn of events which saved the day at one of his book signings (1:02:00) and how he joined an internet group set up to stop him from writing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (56:00) and much more, this conversation with a true gent and legend of Irish literature might be just what you need this week. 

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