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Eoin Colfer - Author

About the Author

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.”

Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop and  his first book, Benny and Omar, appeared in 1999 and instantly achieved bestselling status in Ireland. Eoin's most famous books are the incomparable Artemis Fowl series but he has written some excellent one off novels such as The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT EOIN COLFER...

“Wildly original… and you thought fairy stories were just for kids.”
T2 (The Telegraph) on Artemis Fowl

“It’s a highly original adventure story with an action-packed plot which twists and turns right to the end – a kind of William Gibson meets the Hobbit/Irish Legends. It has all the right ingredients.” Marc Lambert, Children’s Programme Director at the Edinburgh Festival on Artemis Fowl

“Make sure you buy it!” Denise Van Outen, Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast on Artemis Fowl

Featured books by Eoin Colfer

Screwed

Screwed

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

The superb follow-up to Eoin Colfer's highly acclaimed adult cime debut PLUGGED featuring Irish ex-army sergeant Dan McEvoy, written with the warmth and wit that make his Artemis Fowl novels so irresistible.

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Other books by Eoin Colfer

Imaginary Fred

Imaginary Fred

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

WINNER OF CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred... Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.

WARP 3 - Die Katzenhexe

WARP 3 - Die Katzenhexe

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2016

Das grandiose Finale von Eoin Colfers Zeitreise-Trilogie WARP. Der Bestsellerautor mixt die Genres: Dystopie, Agententhriller, historischers Abenteuer und Satire. Ein wunderbares Lesevergnugen voller Fantasie und krachender Ironie vom Autor der Artemis Fowl-Bucher. Ein Zeugenschutzprogramm in der Vergangenheit.Dafr wurde WARP vom FBI ursprnglich entwickelt. Aber durch einen Riss im Zeittunnel sind einige der WARP-Agenten im Jahr 1647 gestrandet. Prompt wurden sie von der berraschten Bevlkerung fr Hexen gehalten und gnadenlos verfolgt. Auch FBI-Junior-Agentin Chevie Savano und ihr Freund Riley landen in diesem dunklen Zeitalter und treffen auf einen alten Widersacher: Quantenzauberer Albert Garrick, in dieser Epoche der erfolgreichste Hexenjger von allen. Jetzt hat Garrick nur noch ein Ziel: Rache an seinem ehemaligen Lehrling Riley und dessen Gefhrtin Chevie, der Katzenhexe!"e;Die Katzenhexe"e; ist derdritte Band der WARP-Trilogie.Die beiden Vorgngerbndesind"e;Der Quantenzauberer"e; und "e;Der Klunkerfischer"e;.

Mary's Hair and the Fish in the Bathtub

Mary's Hair and the Fish in the Bathtub

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2016

Mary loathes her big, curly, bushy hair and so she chops it all off...and she looks fantastic! But her mammy is not convinced and forbids her from ever cutting her own hair again. But she didn't say anything about anyone else...Little Lucja's Grandpa Feliks plans to have a tasty Christmas Eve dinner of carp. But when the carp arrives alive and takes up residence in the bathtub, has Grandpa Feliks finally met his match?

Anna Liza and the Happy Practice

Anna Liza and the Happy Practice

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2016

Anna Liza likes to help cheer up her mother's psychiatric patients with her 17 top knock-knock jokes and cheerful songs, but when she meets Edward, she hits a brick wall. Edward's dad is so sad since his mum left; he says his life isn't going anywhere any more. Anna Liza has a plan to get him on the move again, if only she can manage to evade her mother's attention long enough. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Once upon a Place

Once upon a Place

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2015

Stories and poems compiled by Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl `Rarely does one find such a rainbow of outstanding talent in one little book, one truly exceptional anthology.' - The Sunday Independent A collection of 11 short stories and 6 poems by Ireland's top children's writers, edited by Children's Laureate Eoin Colfer and illustrated by world-renowned artist PJ Lynch. `This is my laureate project with a general aim of connecting today's screen-centric youngsters to the magic of the country they live in and its rich artistic heritage,' says Eoin Colfer. Contributors include: Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, film director Jim Sheridan, Siobhan Parkinson, John Connolly, Jane Mitchell, Oisin McGann, and Sarah Webb, among others.

The Seal's Fate

The Seal's Fate

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2015

School's out, and Bobby Parrish is spending the summer on his dad's boat. Job number one is to deal with the seals infesting the peninsula. The money's good - but Bobby knows, deep down, that he hasn't got it in him. Eoin Colfer's trademark humour and lightness of touch and Victor Ambrus's classic artwork evoke a strong sense of place, character and vitality. An ideal gift for lovers of the best writing and artwork the children's market has to offer.

Imaginary Fred

Imaginary Fred

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2015

An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred... Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.

WARP Book 3 The Forever Man

WARP Book 3 The Forever Man

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

Riley, an orphan boy living in Victorian London, has achieved his dream of becoming a renowned magician, the Great Savano. He owes much of his success to Chevie, a seventeen-year-old FBI agent who traveled from the future in a time pod and helped him defeat his murderous master, Albert Garrick. But it is difficult for Riley to enjoy his new life, for he has always believed that Garrick will someday, somehow, return to seek vengeance.Chevie has assured Riley that Garrick was sucked into a temporal wormhole, never to emerge. The full nature of the wormhole has never been understood, however, and just as a human body will reject an unsuitable transplant, the wormhole eventually spat him out. By the time Garrick makes it back to Victorian London, he has been planning his revenge on Riley for centuries. But even the best-laid plans can go awry, and when the three are tossed once more into the wormhole, they end up in a highly paranoid Puritan village where everything is turned upside down. Chevie is accused of being a witch, Garrick is lauded as the town's protector, and...is that a talking dog? Riley will need to rely on his reserve of magic tricks to save Chevie and destroy his former master once and for all.

Mary'S Hair

Mary'S Hair

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Mary loathes her big, curly, bushy hair and so she chops it all off...and she looks fantastic! Well, at least she thinks so. But her mammy is not convinced and forbids her from ever cutting her own hair again. But she didn't say anything about anyone else...A brilliant laugh-out-loud Little Gem about a not-so-brilliant hairdresser and one very unfortunate dog! High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. Book 3)

The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. Book 3)

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2015

You can't outrun your own history . . . Still trapped in Victorian London, FBI agent Chevie Savano is determined to help her friend Riley find his long-lost brother. But the WARP wormhole has other ideas . . . Pulled two centuries into the past, Chevie and Riley find themselves in the village of Mandrake. Under siege from prowling monsters that have escaped from the wormhole, the village's only protector is the sinister Witchfinder - a man with a hidden past and deadly powers. With Chevie branded a witch and sentenced to be burned at the stake, can Riley thwart the Witchfinder's plans before he destroys them all?

The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. Book 2)

The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. Book 2)

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

F.B.I. AGENT CHEVIE SAVANO IS TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE FUTURE. Unless she can return to 19th-century London and change the course of history, millions will die. Luckily she has Riley the boy magician and a Victorian gangster with lovely hair to help her battle two crazed villains, who have brought the military technology of the future back in time - with potentially disastrous consequences. The stakes are higher than the hangman's noose and only Chevie can save the day. Assuming she can avoid being killed by a couple of psycho warrior-nuns first . . .

WARP 2 - Der Klunkerfischer

WARP 2 - Der Klunkerfischer

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2015

Ein haarstraubendes Abenteuer im Herzen Londons, das die Zukunft verandern wird. Bestsellerautor Eoin Colfer mixt ein weiteres Mal die Genres: Zeitreise, Dystopie, Agententhriller. Ein lustvolles Lesevergnugen voller Fantasie und Abenteuer vom Autor der Artemis-Fowl-Bucher. Chevie Savano ist ins 21. Jahrhundert zurckgekehrt. Aber durch ihre Reise in die Vergangenheit hat sich der Zeitenlauf verndert. Die halbe Welt befindet sich nun im Krieg und Chevie soll zur Soldatin ausgebildet werden. Doch glcklicherweise gibt es auch in dieser Gegenwart eine WARP-Kapsel, mit der sie ins 19. Jahrhundert zurckkehren kann, um den Zeitstrahl wieder geradezubiegen. Im Jahr 1899 hat sich Riley unterdessen mit dem ehemaligen Gangsterboss und Klunkerfischer Otto Malarkey verbndet. Denn es gibt einen neuen Gegner: FBI Agent Colonel Box, der sich seit dreiig Jahren in den Katakomben von London versteckt, plant einen Aufstand, der den Lauf der Geschichte verndern wird. "e;Der Klunkerfischer"e; ist der zweite Band der WARP-Reihe. Der Titel des ersten Bandes lautet "e;Der Quantenzauberer"e;. Mehr Infos rund um WARP unter:www.colfer-warp.de

Lookout: Beyond the Stars

Lookout: Beyond the Stars

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2014

A short story from the Fighting Words collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by two of the most outstanding talents in children's fiction todayIreland, 1955: Charley's used to being lookout for Mammy - or 'Sal Capone', as she's known in the local papers. He doesn't want to be part of a criminal gang, but he'd rather that than have his mammy dragged off to prison; she's only trying to keep him safe from Dad.But on the day of Charley's fourteenth birthday, when Mammy takes him along on her latest job - a hold-up at gunpoint of the village post office - Charley's role changes and he has to protect her from the Guard. The stakes have been raised and Charley realises that the outcome of this crime could change their lives for ever. Will it be like in a Hollywood movie? Or will it be 'like life in Ireland: cold and hard and with no happy ending'?

The Fish In The Bathtub

The Fish In The Bathtub

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2014

Heartwarming story set in post-war Poland. Little Lucja's Grandpa Feliks has seen off the German army, and the Communists, and now he is looking forward to a long and peaceful retirement. He plans to begin with a tasty Christmas Eve dinner of carp. But when the carp arrives alive and takes up residence in the bathtub and Lucja's heart, has Grandpa Feliks finally met his match? High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

The Opal Deception The Graphic Novel

The Opal Deception The Graphic Novel

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

The adaptation of his genre-busting, award-winning Artemis Fowl series has been a labour of love for lifelong graphic novel fan Eoin Colfer, and Andrew Donkin. Art by Giovanni Rigano and colour by Paolo Lamanna. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?

Artemis Fowl: Books 1-4

Artemis Fowl: Books 1-4

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2014

Artemis Fowl is the twelve-year-old child genius and most powerful criminal mastermind in history! This eBook bundle includes the first four titles in the compelling Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code, and The Opal Deception. Artemis Fowl is public enemy number one, but will anyone ever stop him?