ARTEMIS Fowl writer Eoin Colfer has been unveiled as the new Laureate na nOg and says he intends to spread stories to “every nook and cranny in the country.”
“I feel I am representing my family and my county and indeed all book people in Ireland which is not something I mean to take lightly,” 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,” he warned.
Elaina Ryan, Director of Children’s Books Ireland said: ‘Laureate na nÓg stands for so many things: honouring the talent of Ireland’s extraordinary writers and illustrators; celebrating children’s literature and recognising its crucial place in the lives of children; and bringing people together in Ireland and internationally to talk about children’s books and the possibilities they represent. Children’s Books Ireland is thrilled that Eoin Colfer will be Ireland’s third Laureate na nÓg – his imagination, energy and accessibility to so many audiences are among the many attributes that will make Eoin a wonderful Laureate.’
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