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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

The Opal Deception

The Opal Deception

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?

Artemis Fowl: Books 5-8

Artemis Fowl: Books 5-8

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

Artemis Fowl is the teenage child genius and most powerful criminal mastermind in history! He continues his devastating international crime spree, pursued all the time by Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police Force. This eBook bundle includes the final four titles in the compelling Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer: The Lost Colony, The Time Paradox, The Atlantis Complex, and The Last Guardian. As the series comes to its conclusion, the entire human race is in grave danger. Who will lead the fight to save the world from total destruction?

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

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

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

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 Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution

WARP Book 2: The Hangman's Revolution

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2014

Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police. Now they are after Chevie, too, but she escapes--into the past. She finds Riley, who is being pursued by futuristic soldiers, and saves him. Working together again, it is up to Chevie and Riley to find the enigmatic Colonel Clayton Box, who is intent on escalating his power, and stop him before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe.

Hinterher ist man immer tot

Hinterher ist man immer tot

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Wenn der Tod kommt, ist SenseDan McEvoy, irischer Gangster mit Haarimplantat, hat ein Problem: Der Mob will ihn tot. Die Polizei will ihn tot. Dabei will er nur mit seiner neuen Freundin abhngen. Doch sein alter Erzfeind Mike hat noch eine Rechnung offen mit ihm. Dan soll ein gefhrliches Paket an jemand ganz blen abliefern. Notgedrungen lsst er sich darauf ein. Da wird er entfhrt. Von zwei Cops mit einer Vorliebe fr Latexanzge. Als sich schlielich sogar Dans glamourse Stiefoma in die Jagd auf ihn einschaltet, muss er erkennen: Die Familie ist die tdlichste Bedrohung von allen.

WARP 1 - Der Quantenzauberer

WARP 1 - Der Quantenzauberer

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2014

Die neue Jugendbuchreihe vom Spiegel-Bestseller-Autor der Artemis Fowl-Bucher. Ein grandioses Zeitreise-Abenteuer fur Fantasy-Leser mit Humor. Was soll es anderes sein als eine Strafversetzung? FBI-Junior-Agentin Chevie Savano wurde nach London geschickt, um im Auftrag von WARP eine merkwrdige alte Metallkapsel zu bewachen. Das war vor neun Monaten. Und seitdem sitzt sie vor dem Ding und wartet darauf, dass irgendjemand oder etwas da rauskommt. Als ein Wandspiegel mit einem Knall zerplatzt, die Deckenleuchten anfangen zu flackern und drauen eine Straenlaterne nach der anderen explodiert, ist Chevie sofort klar, dass die Kapsel im Keller aus ihrem Dornrschenschlaf erwacht ist. Mit vorgehaltener Waffe strmt sie die Treppe herunter und findet ... einen 14-jhrigen Jungen, der aussieht, als wre er soeben aus einem Buch von Charles Dickens gefallen. "e;Der Quantenzauberer"e; ist der erste Band der WARP-Reihe.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

A brand new, audio edition of an exciting story about the First Doctor, launched as part of a year-long series to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. The series brings together some of the most exciting names in children's fiction, each putting their own unique spin on the Doctor, his terrifying alien enemies and time-travelling adventures.

WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin

WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

Riley, a teenorphan boy living in Victorian London,has had the misfortune ofbeing apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade,Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick.In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishmentafter a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. TogetherRiley and Cheviemust evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist's knowledge.He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie's possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.

Screwed

Screwed

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2013

Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident

Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2013

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Eoin Colfers Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident, read by the actor Gerry OBrien. Someone has been supplying Class A illegal human power sources to the goblins. Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit is sure that her arch-enemy, thirteen-year-old Artemis Fowl, is responsible. But is he? Artemis has his own problems to deal with: his father is being held to ransom and only a miracle will save him. Maybe this time a brilliant plan just wont be enough. Maybe this time Artemis needs help...

The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)

The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/04/2013

It all began with the FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme). Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future - until now . . . Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master . . . Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time, along with . . . Chevie Savano, the FBI's youngest and most impulsive special agent. As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time - armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Movie available from June 12th only on Disney+ The explosive, emotional, incredible final book in the Artemis Fowl series. IS THIS THE END FOR ARTEMIS FOWL? Opal Koboi is back, and up to no good. A bit of world-domination here, a little light annihilation there. Some power-crazed pixies never change. But now Opal plans to wake the spirits of some very deadly, and very angry, long-dead fairy warriors, before releasing an ancient spell to wipe out all human life. Artemis, Butler, Holly and Mulch must make a final stand against Opal and the end of the world. But who will be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity? 'Hugely satisfying - not to be missed' - Irish Independent 'Engagingly vivid, exciting and witty' - The Telegraph 'Fast, funny and very exciting' - Daily Mail ***Artemis Fowl was 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.***

Mary's Hair

Mary's Hair

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

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.

Doctor Who: A Big Hand For The Doctor

Doctor Who: A Big Hand For The Doctor

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2013

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.London, 1900. The First Doctor is missing both his hand and his granddaughter, Susan. Faced with the search for Susan, a strange beam of soporific light, and a host of marauding Soul Pirates intent on harvesting human limbs, the Doctor is promised a dangerous journey into a land he may never forget...

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2012

Artemis Fowl, der jungste Spross einer alten irischen Gangsterdynastie, mochte mit einem unglaublichen Plan den finanziellen Ruin seiner Familie aufhalten. Mit Hilfe des in seinen Besitz gelangten Buchs der Elfen deckt er ein Geheimnis auf, von dem bisher kein Mensch etwas ahnte. Tief unter der Erde hutet das Elfen-Volk einen legendaren Goldschatz. Artemis ist zwar erst zwolf, aber hochbegabt und mit Hilfe seines schlagkraftigen Butlers macht er sich auf, das Gold zu rauben ... Artemis Fowl ist fr den Internationalen Preis der jungen Leser 2008, eine Aktion der Stiftung Lesen, nominiert. Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.