Eoin (it’s pronounced Owen) Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, appeared at Forest Hill School, Lewisham, on July 20th in a performance streamed live over the web.
Viewers from houses, schools and offices all over the UK tuned in to watch Colfer and send in questions, with some people watching from as far as Holland, Chile and India and a packed hall full of local Artemis fans.
Artemis Fowl was recently voted the Puffin of Puffins, with voters choosing the book out of seven Modern Classics, and the series has been published in 44 countries.
Colfer’s latest book, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex, was published in hardback by Puffin Books on the same day as the broadcast, after a two year gap.
Eoin told the audience at the school and on the internet that he plans to write just one more book about the teenage criminal mastermind.
The also author spoke about how his family and friends have inspired his writing, delivering some of his famously witty anecdotes, especially on the subject of being Irish. He also led the audience in singing Happy Birthday to his son, Finn.
Colfer then answered questions from the audience and the web about his books and his writing career, including a query from his teenage son about what was for dinner.
By Olivia Scott-Berry