Interview: Eoin Colfer set for 2013 Bloody Scotland book festival

  • The List
  • 23 August 2013
Eoin Colfer

Author of Artemis Fowl and Daniel McEvoy books talks Watership Down, David Gilmore and marmalade-on-toast

First record you ever bought
K-Tel’s Music Explosion featuring ‘Love me Love my Dog’ by Peter Shelley.

Last extravagant purchase you made
Convertible Lexus (in Ireland? Insane).

First film you saw that really moved you
Watership Down.

Last lie you told
That Watership Down really moved me.

First movie you ever went on a date to
Planet of the Apes.

Last time you cried
Planet of the Apes re-boot.

First thing you do when you’ve got time off work
Tell others about my work.

Last great meal you cooked
I combined toast with marmalade.

First crush
Debbie Harry.

Last book you read
Joyland Stephen King.

First great piece of advice you were given
Always shake the bottle.

Last time you were star struck
Dave Gilmore– ah, em, er … ’scuse me.

First thing you’d do if you ran the country
Take a long weekend.

Last meal on earth - what would it be
Several courses.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke
‘Beautiful Day’ – what could go wrong?

Last time you exploited your position to get something
Never ever never – too many brothers.

First time you realised you were famous
Saw myself on a newspaper cover beside David Beckham. Of all days …

Last time someone criticised your work
This morning – both sons.

First three words your friends would use to describe you
Absent, short-ish, harmless (mostly).

Last time you made an impulse buy and regretted it
Panama hat.

First concert you ever attended
AC/DC.

Last time you bought someone flowers
Oh god. Jackie (lovely wife) in the 90s.

First object you’d save from your burning home
Macbook Air.

Last funny thing you saw online
Cat doing something cute that went wrong.

First job
Strawberry picker.

Last person you fantasized about
Myself but I am so emotionally unavailable.

First word you spoke
Potato.

Last crime you committed
Tapped phone in 80s.

First song at your (potential) wedding
Come Up and See Me’.

Last song at your funeral
I’ve Had the Time of My Life.’

First person you’d thank in an award acceptance speech
Dad.

Last thing you recommended to someone
Purging.

First thing you think of when you wake up in the morning
Crap, it’s morning.

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep
Crap, morning’s next.

Eoin Colfer appears in conversation with Colin Bateman as part of Bloody Scotland, Albert Halls, Stirling, Sat 14 Sep.

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