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.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (19)
2020  Highfire
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Release date - January 9, 2020
2019  The Fowl Twins (The Fowl Twins, #1)
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Release date - November 5, 2019
2016  Iron Man: The Gauntlet (Iron Man)
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2015  The Forever Man (W.A.R.P., #3)
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2014  The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P., #2)
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2013  The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1)
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2012  The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)
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2010  The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7)
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2009  And Another Thing... (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #6)
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2008  The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6)
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2008  Airman
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2006  The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5)
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2005  The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4)
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2004  The Supernaturalist
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2004  The Artemis Fowl Files (Artemis Fowl)
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2003  The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)
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2002  The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, #2)
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2001  Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
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2000  The Wish List
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Others non-spefi books (1)
2006  Half Moon Investigations
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