Forty years of elephants in flight

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'Artemis Fowl' author Eoin Colfer's 'Plugged' isn't for kids Colfer writes for adults in a crime noir novel that has an impish sense of humor.

Colfer, 46, might not have turned his talents to adult fare had it not been for Irish crime writer Ken Bruen, who, five years ago, asked Colfer to write a short story for the “Dublin Noir” anthology he was editing.

"I said, ‘I think you’ve got the wrong guy. I do fairy stories,’" Colfer told Bruen, but his colleague insisted that "when you take away the leprechauns, they’re all crime stories underneath."

Check out the Los Angeles Times' full interview with Eoin Colfer on PLUGGED.

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