Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!

After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below).

Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.He says, “I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

- eoincolfer.com

Photo: A Puffin publicity photo by photographer Charles Shearn.

Edited: Xariel October 02, 2013
Book Covers
The Wish List7.20
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)7.96
The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl #2)7.54
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl #3)7.80
The Supernaturalist7.44
The Artemis Fowl Files5.82
The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl #4)7.46
The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl #5)8.02
Half Moon Investigations6.60
The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl #6)7.80
And Another Thing... (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #6)6.06
The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #7)7.50
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl #8)8.04
The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. #1)7.64
The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. #2)7.78
The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. #3)7.96
Iron Man: The Gauntlet
The Fowl Twins (The Fowl Twins #1)6.88
The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges (The Fowl Twins #2)
The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve (The Fowl Twins #3)

Speculative Fiction Novels (21)

(The Fowl Twins #3)
2021 | fantasy, young adult
(The Fowl Twins #2)
2020 | fantasy, young adult

2020 | fantasy
(The Fowl Twins #1)
2019 | fantasy, young adult
(Iron Man)
2016 | science fiction
(W.A.R.P. #3)
2015 | science fiction, young adult
(W.A.R.P. #2)
2014 | science fiction, young adult
(W.A.R.P. #1)
2013 | science fiction, young adult
(Artemis Fowl #8)
2012 | fantasy, young adult
(Artemis Fowl #7)
2010 | fantasy, young adult
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #6)
2009 | science fiction
(Artemis Fowl #6)
2008 | fantasy, young adult

2008 | science fiction, young adult
(Artemis Fowl #5)
2006 | fantasy, young adult
(Artemis Fowl #4)
2005 | fantasy, young adult

2004 | science fiction, young adult
(Artemis Fowl)
2004 | fantasy, short stories, young adult
(Artemis Fowl #3)
2003 | fantasy, young adult
(Artemis Fowl #2)
2002 | fantasy, young adult
(Artemis Fowl #1)
2001 | fantasy, young adult

2000 | fantasy, young adult

Others non-spefi books (1)

2006 | thriller, young adult