Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:57
Eoin Colfer has been named as the author of the first of Puffin's eleven Dr Who short stories, with his tale—A Big Hand for the Doctor—to be published globally in e-book form on 23rd January.
The Artemis Fowl author has written a story featuring the First Doctor, as played by William Hartnell, set in...
Tue, 11/10/2011 - 08:40
Edmund de Waal's Costa-winning memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes (Vintage) has won the adult category of this year's Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2011, beating competiton from authors including David Mitchell and Helen Dunmore.
Puffin author Eoin Colfer won the children's category for the second time for...
Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:51
Busy schedules and a strong presence from US publishers in an "upbeat" mood were reported on the first day of the Bologna Book Fair.
Hodder Children's Books publishing director Anne McNeil said the fair was busier than it had been in the last two years: "There's a sense people are out in force and there's a...
Thu, 19/08/2010 - 09:01
Book sales have been higher than last year for the fourth consecutive week, the first time the market has experienced continuous growth over a four-week period for almost 15 months.
According to Nielsen BookScan's "Total Consumer Market" panel of some 6,500 UK book retail outlets, just over £2.5m more has been spent...
Thu, 15/07/2010 - 07:00
Puffin is marking the publication of Eoin Colfer's latest novel, Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex, with a live event at Forest Hill School in London that will be filmed and simultaneously streamed into classrooms nationwide.
Some 10,500 people have already registered for the event. Anyone can register to watch at:...
Thu, 17/06/2010 - 07:29
Artemis Fowl has flapped away with the accolade of the UK’s all-time favourite Puffin.
Eoin Colfer’s novel was voted the Puffin of Puffins in a nationwide poll, set up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Puffin Modern Classics. Readers could vote for their favourite book from seven titles, one from each decade....
Thu, 10/06/2010 - 13:14
Headline has acquired Eoin Colfer's first foray into adult fiction, a noir crime-thriller entitled Plugged, for publication next year. Marion Donaldson bought British Commonwealth rights for an undisclosed sum, in a deal conducted by Sophie Hicks at Ed Victor. The deal was completed yesterday afternoon (9th June). The deal does not...
Thu, 18/02/2010 - 08:30
Man Booker Prize-winner Hilary Mantel, South African writer Andre Brink and children's author Eoin Colfer have been named as the three Authors of the Day at this year's London Book Fair.
Mantel, Brink and Colfer will deliver a talk on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the fair respectively. This year's Fair will be held...
Sat, 03/10/2009 - 09:23
Simon Jones and Mark Wing Davey are being joined by Andrew Sachs and Harry Shearer of "The Simpon's" fame as cast members for a one-off radio-style performance of "Hitchhiker's Live!" at Hitchcon '09.
The actors will respectively play Arthur Dent, Zaphod Beeblebrox, The Book and Slartibartfast. The...
Sun, 20/09/2009 - 12:00
Costa-winner Sebastian Barry and children's bestseller Eoin Colfer have picked up awards for this year's Independent Booksellers' Book Prize. Barry's The Secret Scripture (Faber) topped the adult category, while Colfer's Artemis Fowl and The Time Paradox (Puffin) won the children's category.