Eoin Colfer

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Eoin Colfer
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Colfer at Great St Mary's, Cambridge in 2008
Born (1965-05-14) 14 May 1965 (age 48)
Wexford, Leinster, Ireland
Occupation Writer
Nationality Irish
Period 1998–present
Genres Children's fantasy, science fiction and adventure novels
Notable work(s) Artemis Fowl series

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Eoin Colfer (/ˈ.ɨn/ OH-in; born 14 May 1965) is an Irish author of children's books. He worked as a primary school teacher before he became a full-time writer. He is best known for being the author of the Artemis Fowl series. His novels have been compared[1] to the works of J. K. Rowling. In September 2008, Colfer was commissioned to write the sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled And Another Thing ...,[2][3] which was published in October 2009.

Biography[edit]

Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland. He attained worldwide recognition in 2001, when the first Artemis Fowl book was published and became a New York Times Best Seller, as did some sequels. Among his other popular works are Half Moon Investigations, The Wish List, The Supernaturalist, and a series of Eoin Colfer's Legends. In January 2008, Colfer published a book titled Airman, another best-seller. To date more than half of his books have reached the New York Times list at least once. Colfer currently resides in Wexford, Ireland with his wife, Jackie, and two children, Séan and Finn.

Works[edit]

Benny Shaw[edit]

  • 1. Benny and Omar (1998)
  • 2. Benny and Babe (1999)

O'Brien Flyers[edit]

Colfer contributed three volumes to this series of books by several writers, for very young readers.

  • 1. Going Potty (1999)
  • 4. Ed's Funny Feet (2000)
  • 7. Ed's Bed (2001)

Artemis Fowl[edit]

Companion books

Graphic novels are planned for all books in the series.

The Supernaturalist[edit]

Companion books
  • The Supernaturalist: The Graphic Novel (10 July 2012)

Eoin Colfer's Legends[edit]

W.A.R.P. (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program)[edit]

  • 1. W.A.R.P. The Reluctant Assassin (11 April 2013)[5]
  • 2. W.A.R.P. The Hangman's Revolution (April 2014)

Half Moon Investigations[edit]

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy[edit]

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."[6]

Daniel McEvoy[edit]

Standalone novels[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deirdre Donahue (1 May 2001). "USA Today". Retrieved 1 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "New Hitchhiker's author announced". Entertainment/Arts (BBC News). 16 September 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, Peter (17 September 2008). "Hitchhiker's Guide series to ride again". Reuters.com (Thomson Reuters). Retrieved 17 September 2008. 
  4. ^ Pauli, Michelle (29 March 2011). "Eoin Colfer and Artemis Fowl: a beginning and an end". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ AF, Site (11 April 2013). "AF Site". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Flood, Alison (17 September 2008). "Eoin Colfer to write sixth Hitchhiker's Guide book". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 

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