|A younger Eoin Colfer||- from his website|
Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series of books, has been named Ireland's new children's laureate,
As well as writing for children and young adults, Eoin Colfer wrote the sixth instalment in the Douglas Adams' series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
In an interview he said: "I intend to spend my time spreading stories to every nook and cranny in the country. Nobody is safe. It doesn't matter where you hide - I will find you and tell you a story."
Source: BBC News