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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

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

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

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 . Winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Science Fiction. 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

Artemis Fowl. The Arctic Incident

Artemis Fowl. The Arctic Incident

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

rinadcatiletnij Artemis neozhidanno poluchaet izvestie ot otca, kotorogo vse davno schitayut pogibshim. YUnyj naslednik semejstva Faul brosaetsya po sledu, polnyj reshimosti vyrvat' otca iz ruk pohititelej. V takom dele ne pomeshaet nadezhnyj soyuznik, vooruzhennyj vysokimi tekhnologiyami i magiej. Ne obratit'sya li za pomoshch'yu k volshebnomu narodcu?Na volshebnyj narodec tem vremenem nagonyaet strah banda goblinov - oni pol'zuyutsya zapreshchennym oruzhiem i, chto eshche huzhe, nezakonno vedut torgovlyu s lyud'mi. Pravda, dlya goblinov-tugodumov oni dejstvuyut slishkom uzh raschetlivo i hitroumno - vpolne vozmozhno, u bandy imeetsya tajnyj rukovoditel'. Ugroza opasnee, chem kazhetsya na pervyj vzglyad, i za rassledovanie berutsya oficery Korpusa Osobogo Naznacheniya. Kapitanu Maloj i majoru Krutu ochen' kstati prishelsya by v kachestve partnera yunyj genij iz mira lyudej. Puti Artemisa Faula i volshebnogo narodca snova peresekayutsya, no, mozhet stat'sya, v ehtot raz byvshim protivnikam suzhdeno srazit'sya s obshchim vragom

ARTEMIS FOWL

ARTEMIS FOWL

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2017

Artemisu Faulu vsego dvenadcat' let. On, po men'shej mere, vunderkind, a vozmozhno dazhe i genij. Ego lyubimoe zanyatie - razrabotka kovarnejshih planov. Ego sem'ya - nastoyashchaya legenda prestupnogo mira. Za mnogo pokolenij Fauly nazhili neshutochnoe sostoyanie, no v konce XX veka ih polozhenie izryadno poshatnulos'. Otec Artemisa - mezhdu prochim, glavnyj vinovnik semejnogo kraha - ischez v neizvestnom napravlenii; mat' ot gorya slegla i s trudom uznaet sobstvennogo syna. V obshchem, ot bylogo velichiya sem'i Faul ostalos', pryamo skazhem, ne tak uzh mnogo. Poehtomu Artemis polon reshimosti ispravit' oshibki otca i vernut' sem'e utrachennuyu slavu i velikolepie. Prichem on nameren sdelat' ehto samym neobychnym sposobom, kakoj tol'ko mozhno voobrazit'. Dlya dostizheniya celi Artemisu nuzhno zoloto - i v nemalyh kolichestvah. A gde eshche najti zoloto, krome kak u volshebnogo narodca? Znachit, yunomu nasledniku sem'i Faul pridetsya poblizhe poznakomit'sya s ehl'fami i leprekonami...

Ed's Funny Feet

Ed's Funny Feet

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/11/2016

Iron Man: The Gauntlet

Iron Man: The Gauntlet

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2016

Tony Stark is known throughout the world as many things: billionaire, inventor, Avenger. But mainly for being the Invincible Iron Man.Just when Tony is about to add his pizzazz to an international eco-summit in Ireland, someone close to him forces him to question his role in making the world a more dangerous place with his high-tech weaponry. But Stark doesn't have much time to reflect before an old enemy presents him with an even greater challenge: the assassination of all the eco-ministers, and Iron Man himself. Just how invincible Iron Man is when he is stripped of everything remains to be seen in this breathless adventure by the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl.From the Compact Disc edition.

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.

Ed's Bed

Ed's Bed

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/07/2016

Ed's Bed

Ed's Bed

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

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;.