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Original Essays | June 20, 2014 2 comments
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Eoin ColferDescribe your latest project.
Airman is a swashbuckling, sci-fi adventure set in the late nineteenth century. Conor Broekhart lives an ideal life on the Saltee Islands until he is framed for complicity in the king's murder and thrown into jail. For three years he designs a flying machine in his cell to help him escape. If he succeeds, he will be the first man to fly a heavier-than-air contraption; if he fails, the wrongs done to him will never be righted.
I love The Princess Bride, which is a novel anyone can enjoy. If you don't laugh aloud at this one, you need a sense of humor transplant.
What fictional character would you like to be your friend, and why?
If you could choose any story to live in, which story would it be? Why?
Introduce one other author/illustrator you think people should read, and suggest a good book by him/her.
Describe your most memorable teacher.
How did the last good book you read end up in your hands?
Do you read the Sunday funnies, and which are your favorites?
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Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, The Wish List, and other books. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.