Eoin Colfer is a former elementary school teacher whose Artemis Fowl series has become an international bestseller. The new novel in the series is Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian.
From his Q & A with Boyd Tonkin at the Independent.
Choose a favourite author and say why you admire him/herRead the complete Q & A.
William Boyd... He expresses the inner working of the human mind so beautifully, it makes me want to quit.
* * *
Which fictional character most resembles you?
The Woody Allen character in films like... 'Annie Hall'. The kind of neurotic person who has to fill the silence.
* * *
Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
My father. He was the first person from his [fishing] village to go to university. He taught me at school, when physical punishment was encouraged – but he refused to hit children. Then he did a doctorate and has become one of the foremost authorities on Irish medieval history.
See--Eoin Colfer's six favorite books.