Eoin Colfer has been named Ireland's children's laureate.
In a ceremony in Dublin on 8th May, Eoin accepted the nomination for Laureate na nÓg and said: "I feel I am representing my family and my county and indeed all book people in Ireland, which is not something I mean to take lightly.
I intend to spend my time spreading stories to every nook and cranny in the country.
Nobody is safe. It doesn’t matter where you hide – I will find you and tell you a story."