Children's book author Eoin Colfer and British comedy duo Sean Foley and Hamish McColl on this edition of Fresh Air. Eoin Colfer is the creator of the Artemis Fowl series, featuring a twelve-year-old millionaire criminal mastermind. Two of the three books in the series have been on the New York Times best seller list. The books are a combination of science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, and thriller. They are Artemis Fowl, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident and Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. Colfer lives in Ireland. Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, together known as "The Right Size," are the actor/ writers of the Broadway comedy, The Play What I Wrote. One critic described it as "full of music hall tricks, in jokes and surreal goonery." It was a hit in London before coming to New York. The duo's work is heavily influenced by Vaudeville and the sight gags of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. Their plays Stop Calling Me Vernon and Baldy Hopkins were hits at the Edinburgh Festival. Their play Do You Come Here Often? was a Olivier award winning comedy in England. Foley and McColl met in Paris nearly 20 years ago when they were learning to be clowns at the feet of Philippe Gaulier. (Broadcast Date: May 15, 2003)More
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