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Joanna Carey Meets Illustrator, Oliver Jeffers

A conversation with Oliver Jeffers can be a bewilderingly multifaceted, lengthy, entertaining business, even when he's got one eye on the clock. Accompanied by an improbably huge suitcase that could have come straight out of one of his drawings, he's en route for New York and is awaiting a car to take him to the airport. An Irishman, he talks quietly but with an urgent intensity about his own work and that of other illustrators, about his passions and influences and about everything under the sun - from quantum mechanics, game theory and tidal waves to Chinese whispers, the ascent of man and the futility of human endeavour...

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