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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

Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (New)

Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (New)

Author: Eoin Colfer, Michael Moreci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

*Soon to be a major film!* Join the world of Artemis Fowl, the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer. AT JUST TWELVE YEARS OLD, ARTEMIS FOWL IS A CRIMINAL GENIUS. No scheme is too dastardly, no plot too devious. And he's just discovered that fairies are real. Poor fairies. But these are not the cuddly creatures of bedtime stories. They are armed. They are dangerous. And when Artemis captures Captain Holly Short for her fairy gold, he messes with the wrong elf. Holly isn't armed but she's incredibly dangerous, and pretty annoyed with all the kidnapping. Artemis Fowl is about to find out that fairies fight back . . . Let the misadventure begin. 'Fast-paced, tongue in cheek . . . laugh-out-loud' - Sunday Times 'A huge hit' - The Guardian 'Artemis is a brilliant creation' - Anthony Horowitz ***Winner of the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award and Children's Book of the Year at the Children's Book Awards. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award.*** This graphic novel adaptation of the internationally best-selling novel offers an exciting look inside both Fowl Manor and Haven City as it follow Artemis Fowl's battle against a cast of creatures beyond your wildest imagination.

The Fowl Twins

The Fowl Twins

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Criminal genius runs in the family... Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day - just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl. A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . . Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins. The first book in the blockbusting new series from global bestseller Eoin Colfer.

The Fowl Twins

The Fowl Twins

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Criminal genius runs in the family... Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day - just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl. A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . . Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins. The first book in the blockbusting new series from global bestseller Eoin Colfer.

The Dog Who Lost His Bark

The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

A warm, uplifting story for young readers about a boy and his dog and the power of music to heal; a first-time collaboration from two Irish Children's Laureates. Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for a long as he can remember - and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a buddy more than ever. In his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of BAD PEOPLE. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an AWESOME BOY - his BOY. Maybe when they find each other he will learn to BARK again...

Artemis Fowl Film Tie-In

Artemis Fowl Film Tie-In

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

*New special film edition - includes photos of the film, an introduction from director Kenneth Branagh and a note from Eoin Colfer himself* Join the world of Artemis Fowl, the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer. Now a major Disney film! Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century. Just twelve years old and already he's a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family's fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping. Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise. Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous - and extremely high-tech - fairies. But he may have underestimated their powers. They will fight back. Is the boy about to trigger a cross-species war? Let the misadventure begin. 'Fast-paced, tongue in cheek . . . laugh-out-loud' - Sunday Times 'A huge hit' - The Guardian 'Artemis is a brilliant creation' - Anthony Horowitz ***Winner of the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award and Children's Book of the Year at the Children's Book Awards. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award.***

The Dog Who Lost His Bark

The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A warm, uplifting story for young readers about a boy and his dog and the power of music to heal; a first-time collaboration from two Irish Children's Laureates. Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remember - and this summer, with his father away, he longs for a buddy more than ever. In his short doggy life, Oz has suffered at the hands of BAD PEOPLE. Somewhere out there, he believes, is an AWESOME BOY - his BOY. Maybe when they find each other he will learn to BARK again...

Illegal A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe

Illegal A graphic novel telling one boy's epic journey to Europe

Author: Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels. Ebo: alone. His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister. *Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards* 'Beautifully realised and punchily told.' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week 'A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.' Financial Times

Mariella, Queen of the Skies

Mariella, Queen of the Skies

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2018

Mariella loves nothing more than inventing but bedtime keeps getting in the way of all her brilliant ideas! So when Mum and Dad won't take no for an answer there's only one thing for it... Mariella has to build a rocket-powered flying suit to zap her round the world faster than the setting sun! If anyone can outsmart sleep it's Mariella. But everyone needs sleep and without it all of Mariella's brilliant ideas might just disappear. A how to live a happy life tale told with humour, warmth and a loveable female protagonist.

Once upon a Place

Once upon a Place

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2018

`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 Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer and illustrated by world-renowned artist PJ Lynch. Each of the stories and poems is based around the theme of place, being set in or inspired by a particular location within Ireland. `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 Siobhan Parkinson John Connolly Oisin McGann Sarah Webb Jim Sheridan

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase And Another Thing...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase And Another Thing...

Author: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/04/2018

The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing... the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy . Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal. Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch, the cast also includes Samantha Beart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018, the series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams. This edition also includes over 50 minutes of unbroadcast bonus material. Listeners are reminded that the relaxed attitude to danger provided by Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses is no substitute for running around, screaming. Duration: 3 hours 35 minutes

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

Author: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2018

The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing... the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide "e;trilogy"e;.Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch, the cast also includes Samantha Beart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018, the series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams. This edition also includes over 50 minutes of unbroadcast bonus material.Listeners are reminded that the relaxed attitude to danger provided by Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses is no substitute for running around, screaming.CastThe Voice Of The Book......................................................John LloydArthur Dent..................................................................... Simon JonesFord Prefect.....................................................................Geoff McGivernZaphod Beeblebrox............................................................Mark Wing-DaveyTrillian/Tricia McMillan........................................................Sandra DickinsonTrillian............................................................................ Susan SheridanRandom...........................................................................Samantha BeartJeltz/Wowbagger...............................................................Toby LongworthConstant Mown..................................................................Andy SecombeLeft Brain/Thor.................................................................. Mitch BennFenchurch........................................................................Jane HorrocksHillman Hunter..................................................................Ed ByrneCthulu............................................................................. Jon CulshawMarvin............................................................................ .Jim BroadbentThe Guide MkII...................................................................Professor Stephen HawkingThe Consultant.................................................................. Lenny HenryHeimdall/Barzoo/Buckeye Brown/Eccentrica /Gunner Vogon...............................................................................Tom AlexanderAseed Preflux/Sub-Etha Voice/HOG Door ..............................Philip PopeModgud/The Viking............................................................Theo MaggsBaldur ............................................................................ Phillipe BosherAnnouncer........................................................................John MarshMusic by Philip PopeProduction research by Kevin Jon DaviesWritten and directed by Dirk MaggsBased on the novel And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas AdamsRecorded at The Soundhouse Ltd. by Gerry O'RiordanSound Design by Dirk MaggsProduced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David MorleyA Perfectly Normal Production for BBC Radio 4

ARTEMIS FOWL & THE TIME PARADOX

ARTEMIS FOWL & THE TIME PARADOX

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2018

Poka Artemis Faul spasal demonov na Gibrase, zhizn' u nego doma shla svoim cheredom. Po vozvrashchenii yunyj genij obnaruzhil, chto za tri goda otsutstviya obzavelsya dvumya bratcami-bliznecami. Roditeli schastlivy snova obresti syna, odnako semejnaya idilliya dlitsya nedolgo: mat' Artemisa tyazhelo zabolevaet. Vyyasnyaetsya, chto ehto redchajshij sluchaj charotropii - strashnoj bolezni, kotoraya neskol'ko let nazad edva ne pogubila ves' volshebnyj narodec. No chtoby chelovek zarazilsya charotropiej - ehto prosto neslyhanno! Ved' bolezn' peredaetsya s pomoshch'yu magii. Veroyatno, smertonosnyj virus mutiroval, i esli ne ostanovit' ego sejchas, opasnost' grozit ne tol'ko volshebnomu narodcu, no i vsemu chelovechestvu. A dlya ehtogo nuzhno vsego-navsego sgonyat' v proshloe i vozrodit' vymershij vid lemurov, kotorye obladayut celebnymi svojstvami. No kto skazal, chto Artemis Faul ne spravitsya? V konce koncov, na konu stoit zhizn' ego materi, kotoroj ostalos' zhit' ne bolee sutok...

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2018

Demony - ehto vos'maya vetv' volshebnogo narodca. Nado skazat', ochen' neobychnye sozdaniya. Vyhodcy s Luny, oni zhivut na ostrove, kotoryj desyat' tysyach let nazad s pomoshch'yu ochen' sil'noj magii byl vyveden za predely real'nogo vremeni. Na Zemle o demonah uzhe i dumat' zabyli, a tut nezhdanno-negadanno odin iz nih ob"e;yavlyaetsya posredi Barselony i pytaetsya uvoloch' Artemisa Faula v drugoe izmerenie. Pravda, i Artemis ne sovsem sluchajno okazalsya na meste materializacii demona. Ochen' uzh skuchno zubrit' geometriyu posle togo, kak spasesh' mir. Poehtomu yunyj genij nachal ponemnozhku izuchat' problemu demonov i prishel k vyvodu, chto vskore ih ostrov so vsemi obitatelyami budet vybroshen v nashe izmerenie. Volshebnomu narodcu takoe svetoprestavlenie tochno ni k chemu, i Artemis polon reshimosti pomoch' starym druz'yam s Nizhnih Urovnej. Odnako, kak vyyasnilos', on ne edinstvennyj vershok, interesuyushchijsya demonami. V koi veki emu vstretilas' dostojnaya sopernica...

Artemis Fowl. Artemis Fowl & The Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl. Artemis Fowl & The Opal Deception

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2017

Glavnyj vrag policii Nizhnih Urovnej na svobode. Tekhnologicheskij genij, sozdatel'nica znamenityh laboratorij i organizator goblinskogo myatezha Opal Koboj vyshla iz iskusstvennoj komy i bezhala iz kliniki. Koboj stremitsya svergnut' Podzemnuyu policiyu i sdelat'sya povelitel'nicej volshebnogo narodca. Ona uzhe probovala zahvatit' vlast', no tut tak nekstati vstryal ehtot vershok, Artemis Faul. Teper' zhe Koboj pridumala plan pohitree: ona raskroet lyudyam tajnu volshebnogo narodca, i mirovoe gospodstvo u nee v karmane. I Artemis Faul zhestoko poplatitsya za to, chto kogda-to vstal na puti u Opal Koboj. Artemisu mezhdu tem sterli pamyat'. On voobshche ne pomnit, kto takaya Opal Koboj, da i vse ehti ehl'fy, kentavry i gnomy. Teper' yunomu geniyu grozit smertel'naya opasnost', esli tol'ko ne vmeshaetsya ego staraya, a nyne pozabytaya priyatel'nica EHlfi Maloj

Artemis Fowl and The Eternity Code

Artemis Fowl and The Eternity Code

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2017

Artemis Faul gotovitsya osushchestvit' svoj poslednij zamysel. Ego otec vyzdoravlivaet posle dvuhletnego plena i vot-vot voz'met na sebya funkcii glavy semejstva. A mat' polna reshimosti nastavit' muzha i syna na put' istinnyj. Tak chto, pohozhe, blistatel'nym avantyuram Artemisa prishel konec. Ostalos' provernut' vsego odnu - vytryasti tonnu zolota iz amerikanskogo milliardera. Za chto? Da za to, chto Artemis ne vypustit na rynok odnu veshchicu, kotoraya vmig razorit ego komp'yuternoe proizvodstvo. Delo, kazalos' by, plevoe, no s samogo nachala vse poshlo ne po planu. Bednyaga Dvorecki... Teper' pomoch' emu smozhet tol'ko volshebnyj narodec. K tomu zhe, iz-za neudavshejsya avantyury Artemisa, na Nizhnim Urovnyam grozyat novye napasti. YUnomu Faulu i kapitanu EHlfi Maloj vnov' predstoit dejstvovat' bok o bok - nu chto zh, im ne privykat'!

My Real Life

My Real Life

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017