Colfer at Great St Mary's Cambridge
14 May 1965 |
||Fantasy, adventure, science fiction, children's literature
Eoin Colfer (// OH-in; born 14 May 1965) is an Irish author. He worked as a primary school teacher before he became a full-time writer. He is most famous as the author of the Artemis Fowl series, but he has also written other successful books. His novels have been compared to the works of J. K. Rowling. In September 2008, Colfer was commissioned to write the sixth instalment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled And Another Thing....
Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland. He attained worldwide notice in 2001, when his first Artemis Fowl book was published. He then became a New York Times best-selling author of books for children and teens, known for writing the Artemis Fowl series (recently concluded in The Last Guardian), Half Moon Investigations, The Wish List, and The Supernaturalist, along with the Eoin Colfer’s The Legend of... books. In January 2008, Colfer published a book titled Airman, which was also a New York Times best-seller. To date the majority of his works have reached the New York Times Bestseller list at least once. Colfer currently resides in Wexford, Ireland with his wife, Jackie, and two children, Séan and Finn.
A series of books by several authors for young readers.
W.A.R.P. (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program)
- 1. W.A.R.P. The Reluctant Assassin (11 April 2013)
Half Moon Investigations
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The first five novels in the Hitchhiker's "trilogy" were written by Douglas Adams. Adams' widow, Jane Belson, and the literary agency that manages Adams' estate asked Colfer to write another book, as Adams had intended to add to the series, agreeing that the end to the fifth book was "very bleak". Already a fan of the series, Colfer called the opportunity "like suddenly being offered the superpower of your choice...For years I have been finishing this incredible story in my head and now I have the opportunity to do it in the real world...It is a gift from the gods. So, thank you Thor and Odin."
- A Big Hand for the Doctor (short story; 23 January 2013)