Biography

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.

Eoin Colfer

Books by Eoin Colfer

by Eoin Colfer - Fiction, Science Fiction

As an evil assassin relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop him from returning to his own time --- armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

by Eoin Colfer - Crime Fiction, Fiction

In this riveting sequel to PLUGGED, Eoin Colfer adds an entirely new chapter to the adventures and misadventures of Daniel McEvoy, the down-on-his-luck Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey bar who, with the help of a motley crew of unlikely characters, solved a bizarre string of murders --- including the one of the girl he loved. But people around him continue to die mysteriously, and Daniel is called into action once again.

by Eoin Colfer - Crime Fiction, Fiction

An Irish ex-pat becomes embroiled in one --- and possibly two --- murders, and as he finds himself becoming a prime suspect, he begins to wonder if he is indeed a killer.