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The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

Each week we ask the same set of questions to a different member of our community. Throughout 2015, we interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses were funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read. The archive of 2015's interviews can be found here. Thanks to all who took part!

This week we hear from Laureate na nÓg and writer Eoin Colfer, who gave a special reading in the Glucksman to a very creative group of children presenting their artworks in the gallery as part of our Once Upon a Place exhibition.


Eoin Colfer: 11 March 2016

What are you reading?
The Once and future King TH White.

Favourite museum?
Hook Head Visitors’ Centre. Co. Wexford.

Best performance?
Don Wycherley in After Sarah Miles.

What is your most treasured possession?
Signed copy of Ken Bruen’s American Skin which he dedicated to me.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
The art of Oliver Jeffers, PJ Lynch and Jim Fitzpatrick.

A lightbulb moment?
That leprechaun could be spelled LEPrecon which could mean Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance. I got an entire book series out of that.

Guilty pleasure?
80’s heavy metal. I play a pretty good air guitar.

What would you like to be doing right now?
Being thinner.

Colin Darke, 4 March 2016
Daniel Blackshields,
27 February 2015
Antonia Hirsch,
19 February
Fiona Kelly
, 12 February 2015

Declan Jordan
, 5 February 2015

Find the 2015 Little Interviews here