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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

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.

Artemis Fowl - Die Verschworung

Artemis Fowl - Die Verschworung

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

Auf geheimen Wegen gelangt Meisterverbrecher Artemis Fowl in das eisige Murmansk, wo er seinen Vater vermutet, der sich in der Gewalt einer skrupellosen Erpresserbande befinden soll. Doch Artemis hat ungewohnliche Verbundete auf seiner Seite und naturlich auch schon einen Plan im Kopf. Einen gefahrlichen Plan.

Artemis Fowl - Die Rache

Artemis Fowl - Die Rache

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

Atemberaubende Coups, eiskalt durchgezogen, sind das Markenzeichen des genialen Artemis Fowl. Gerade ist er dabei, das am besten gesicherte Gemalde der Welt aus einer Bank zu stehlen, da gerat das geheime Erdland in auerste Gefahr: Die gefahrliche Wichtelin Opal ist ihren Bewachern entkommen und plant finstere Rache... Lernen Sie auch das Hrbuch zu diesem Titel kennen!

Artemis Fowl 8: The Last Guardian

Artemis Fowl 8: The Last Guardian

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2012

Is this Artemis fowl's Last stand?Artemis Fowl's archenemy Opal Koboi has masterminded a way to simultaneously secure her release from prison and bring the human and fairy worlds to their knees. And, unless Artemis can stop her, the evil pixie's next move will destroy all human life on earth. Ground zero is the Fowl Estate, where Opal has reanimated fairy warriors who were buried there thousands of years ago. Their spirits have possessed any vessels they can findcorpses, Artemis's little brothers, assorted wildlifeand they are bound to obey Opal's every command. Defeating the motley troops and their diabolical leader will require all of Artemis's clevernessas well as Butler's bravery, Holly's skill, and Foaly's gadgetry. But if their best efforts aren't enough, Armageddon will surely follow. New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series.

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2012

The final thrilling Artemis Fowl adventure in Eoin Colfer's globally bestselling series. Let the misadventure begin - for the last time. The thrilling climax to this globally bestselling series - but will it all end happily ever after? Praise for Eoin Colfer: 'A master storyteller' - Julia Eccleshare 'One of the best comic voices in contemporary children's fiction' - Guardian 'Folklore, fantasy and high-tech wizardry... Hugely entertaining' - Observer Eoin Colfer was born and raised in the south-east of Ireland. Artemis Fowl, his first book featuring the young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards. It was followed by The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code, The Opal Deception and The Lost Colony.

Der Tod ist ein bleibender Schaden

Der Tod ist ein bleibender Schaden

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 29/02/2012

Es hatte alles so schon werden konnen. Dan McEvoy, knallharter Tursteher und Exsoldat, hat soeben neue Haare transplantiert bekommen. Jetzt klappt's auch mit Connie, der heien Hostess im verruchtesten Club von New Jersey. Doch dann wird Connie mit Loch im Kopf und mausetot aufgefunden. Die Bullen verdachtigen Dan. Der hat ausnahmsweise eine weie Weste. Das kann er sogar beweisen. Und weil Dan ein Meister der Fettnapfchen ist, geht dabei alles so richtig schon schief. Die Mafia hat's auf ihn abgesehen und fackelt ihm fast den teuren Haarschopf ab. Doch ob mit oder ohne Haare, Dan will Connies Morder finden.

Plugged

Plugged

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

The long-awaited crime caper so outlandish, so maniacal, so wickedly funny, it could have only come from the mind that brought you Artemis Fowl.Daniel McEvoy has a problem. Well, really, he has several, but for this Irish ex-pat bouncer at a seedy small-time casino, the fact that his girlfriend was just murdered in the parking lot is uppermost in his mind.That is until lots of people around him start dying, and not of natural causes. Suddenly Daniel's got half the New Jersey mob, dirty cops, and his man-crazy upstairs neighbor after him and he still doesn't know what's going on. Bullets are flying, everybody's on the take, and it all may be more than Daniel's new hair plugs can handle.And Daniel's got to find the guy who put in those hair plugs-or at least his body-and fast, or else he'll never get that voice out of his head. Head-spinning plot twists, breakneck pacing, and some of the best banter this side of Elmore Leonard's Detroit will keep you on the edge of your seat and itching for more.

Guys Read: Artemis Begins

Guys Read: Artemis Begins

Author: Eoin Colfer, Adam Rex Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2011

Long before Artemis Fowl appeared in Eoin Colfers hit series, he was born in the form of Eoins younger brother Donal--the young criminal mastermind of the family. And on one particular spring day, he concocts his most sinister plot yet. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Movie available from June 12th only on Disney+ CHILD GENIUS ARTEMIS FOWL IS IN TERRIBLE DANGER HE JUST CAN'T REMEMBER WHY Opal Koboi is back, and the power-crazed pixie wants revenge. Her to-do list: - Frame Holly Short for murder - Start a war between fairies and humans - Kill anyone who's ever annoyed her (yes, this includes Artemis) But knowledge of the fairies has been erased from Artemis's mind, and when you don't believe your arch-enemy exists, it can be quite tricky to defeat them. It's unfortunate that Artemis's only hope is a farting dwarf. Enter Mulch Diggums . . . '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.***

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Movie available from June 12th only on Disney+ Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code is the third book in the unbelievably brilliant Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. CAN ARTEMIS FOWL LEAVE HIS CRIMINAL PAST BEHIND? Not quite. At least, not yet. He's got one last job, and then he's going to be good. But the job goes horribly wrong. So wrong in fact that now a nasty, ruthless billionaire has stolen Artemis's latest invention - a powerful super-computer that could put the entire fairy world at risk. Holly Short is going to be furious. Artemis must retrieve the stolen technology. He needs help. He needs the fairies. He's got some apologising to do . . . 'Grips like an electromagnet until the last word' - 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.***

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Movie available from June 12th only on Disney+ Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony is the fifth sensational book in the gripping Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. TEENAGE GENIUS ARTEMIS FOWL HAS SOMETHING NEW TO PLAY WITH . . . DEMONS Big human haters, they are (thankfully) stuck in Limbo, a place that exists outside of time and space. But now demons are materialising on Earth at random. This won't be pretty . . . Artemis is determined to save the day (I know, everyone's shocked). Can he somehow help the demons, and avert the carnage and chaos of a human-demon war? He's not the only one on their trail, though. Meet Minerva Paradizo - ruthless child genius, and not quite so demon-friendly. Let battle commence. 'A superb series' - The Times '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.***

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2011

Movie available from June 12th only on Disney+ Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox is the sixth book in the criminally good Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. FORMER CRIMINAL MASTERMIND ARTEMIS FOWL HAS HOODWINKED FAIRIES AND BATTLED GOBLINS THIS TIME, IT'S PERSONAL Artemis's mother is gravely ill. Unfortunately the cure, an endangered lemur, was made extinct eight years ago . . . by Artemis Fowl. Talk about awkward. What if he could travel back in time, outwit his former self and bring the lemur home? With the right demon warlock, it might be possible. But we all remember the young Artemis. He was, to put it mildly, a pretty terrible human being, so this won't be easy. Artemis Fowl really is his own worst enemy . . . 'Grips like an electromagnet until the last word' - 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.***

Artemis Fowl - Der Atlantis-Komplex

Artemis Fowl - Der Atlantis-Komplex

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2011

Was ist los mit Artemis? Die Elfe Holly erkennt den legendaren Meisterdieb nicht wieder. Der sonst so smarte Artemis leidet an einer seltsamen Krankheit. Er ist plotzlich aberglaubisch und zwanghaft auf die Zahl Funf fixiert. Auerdem hat er sich unsterblich in Holly verliebt und lasst keine Gelegenheit aus, ihr seine Gefuhle zu gestehen. Damit treibt er sie in den Wahnsinn. Doch es kommt noch schlimmer: Eine geheimnisvolle bose Macht greift die unterirdische Stadt Atlantis an. Und niemand bemerkt die Gefahr. Wenn Holly nichts tut, werden sie, Artemis und alle Bewohner von Atlantis sterben.

Guys Read: Artemis Begins

Guys Read: Artemis Begins

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2010

It's here: Volume One of the official Guys Read Library. Jon Scieszka's Guys Read initiative was founded on a simple premise: that young guys enjoy reading most when they have reading they can enjoy. And out of this comes a series that aims to give them just that. Ten books, arranged by theme, featuring the best of the best where writing for kids is concerned. Each book is a collection of original short stories, but these aren't your typical anthologieseach book is edgy, inventive, visual, and one-of-a-kind, featuring a different theme for guys to get excited about. Funny Business is based around the theme ofwhat elsehumor, and if you're familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you're in store for: ten hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you're through, you'll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world's largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son's room to a biker; the only kid in his middle school who hasn't turned into a vampire, wizard, or superhero; and more. And the contributor list includes bestselling author, award winners, and fresh new talent alike: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo (writing with Jon Scieszka), Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo.Guys Read is all about turning young readers into lifelong onesand with this book, and each subsequent installment in the series, we aim to leave no guy unturned.

Artemis Fowl 7: The Atlantis Complex

Artemis Fowl 7: The Atlantis Complex

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2010

';[Artemis Fowl] will grab your interest, no matter what your age.'The New York PostArtemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world's greatest teenage criminal mastermind?Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common in guilt-ridden fairies. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly's past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mindand the grips of a giant squidin time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?Artemis Fowl has lost his mind... Just when the world needs him most.

Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

Author: Eoin Colfer Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2010

ARTEMIS FOWL'S CRIMINAL WAYS HAVE FINALLY GOT THE BETTER OF HIM . . . Young Artemis has frequently used high-tech fairy magic to mastermind the most devious criminal activity of the new century. Now, at a conference in Iceland, Artemis has gathered the fairies to present his latest idea to save the world from global warming. But Artemis is behaving strangely - he seems different. Something terrible has happened to him . . . Artemis Fowl has become nice. The fairies diagnose Atlantis Complex (that's obsessive compulsive disorder to you and I) - it seems dabbling in magic has damaged Artemis' main weapon: his mind. Fairy ally Captain Holly Short doesn't know what to do. The subterranean volcanoes are under attack from vicious robots and Artemis cannot fight them. Can Holly get the real Artemis back ---before the robot probes destroy every human and life form?