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Eoin Colfer

Author of Artemis Fowl

92+ Works 95,900 Members 1,723 Reviews 214 Favorited

About the Author

Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland on May 14, 1965. After taking a three-year degree course in Dublin, he qualified as a primary teacher in 1986. Returning to Wexford he began teaching in a local primary school by day and wrote at night. In 1991, he left Ireland and spent the next four years show more working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. Resettling in Wexford after his arrival back in Ireland, he recommenced his teaching career, continuing his habit of writing after school. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in October 1998. His other works include Benny and Babe, the O'Brien Flyers series, and the Artemis Fowl series. He became a full-time author following the success of Artemis Fowl. The Wish List won a Bisto Merit Award in 2001. In 2015 he won an Irish Book Award in the children's category with his title Imaginary Fred. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl (2001) 19,619 copies
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (2002) 11,985 copies
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code (2003) 11,099 copies
The Opal Deception (2005) 9,464 copies
The Lost Colony (2006) 7,683 copies
The Time Paradox (2008) 5,520 copies
The Supernaturalist (2004) 3,643 copies
And Another Thing... (2009) 3,047 copies
The Wish List (2000) 2,368 copies
Half Moon Investigations (2006) 2,280 copies
The Artemis Fowl Files (2004) 2,161 copies
Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian (2012) 2,152 copies
Airman (2008) 1,905 copies
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (2007) 1,199 copies
The Reluctant Assassin (2013) 759 copies
The Legend of Spud Murphy (2005) 646 copies
Illegal (2017) 558 copies
Highfire: A Novel (2020) 534 copies
Plugged (2011) 517 copies
The Fowl Twins (2019) 425 copies
Imaginary Fred (2015) 274 copies
Benny and Omar (1998) 267 copies
The Hangman's Revolution (2014) 241 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 1-3 (2004) 206 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 1-5 (2007) 203 copies
Iron Man: The Gauntlet (2016) 167 copies
Screwed: A Novel (2013) 158 copies
Benny and Babe (1999) 144 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 1-8 (2012) 136 copies
The Forever Man (2015) 120 copies
A Big Hand for the Doctor (2013) 97 copies
The Dog Who Lost His Bark (2018) 67 copies
Juniper’s Christmas (2023) 40 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 1-7 (2005) 37 copies
Artemis Begins (2010) 30 copies
Three Tasks for a Dragon (2023) 21 copies
Once Upon a Place (2015) 20 copies
Cloud Babies (2022) 17 copies
Mary's Hair (Little Gems) (2013) 17 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 1-2 (2005) 15 copies
Ed's Funny Feet (2000) 9 copies
Going Potty (1999) 9 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 1-6 (2019) 7 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 1-4 (2001) 7 copies
Ed's Bed (2001) 7 copies
Global (2023) 6 copies
Artemis Fowl: Books 5-8 (2014) 6 copies
The Seal's Fate (2015) 5 copies
Who Is Artemis Fowl? (2008) 4 copies
A Fowl Tale 4 copies
Artemis Fowl [2020 film] (2020) — Author — 3 copies
Treasure Island 3 copies
Thirteen (2006) 3 copies
CLIMAT (2023) 2 copies
Don't Panic 1 copy

Associated Works

Treasure Island (1883) — Introduction, some editions — 33,575 copies
Wizards: Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2007) — Contributor — 773 copies
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contributor — 764 copies
Guys Read: Funny Business (2010) — Contributor — 686 copies
Click (2007) — Contributor — 455 copies
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014) — Contributor — 270 copies
Free? Stories About Human Rights (2009) — Contributor — 118 copies
Christmas Belle (1994) — Narrator, some editions — 116 copies
Dublin Noir : The Celtic Tiger vs. The Ugly American (2003) — Contributor — 91 copies
Doctor Who: 13 Doctors, 13 Stories (2019) — Contributor — 50 copies
Midnight Feast (2007) — Contributor — 10 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1965-05-14
Gender
male
Nationality
Ireland
Birthplace
County Wexford, Ireland
Places of residence
Wexford, Ireland
Education
Trinity College, Dublin
Occupations
teacher (Elementary or Primary school)
author
Relationships
Colfer, Billy (father)
Short biography
Eoin Colfer (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. In September 2008, Colfer was commissioned to write the sixth instalment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled And Another Thing ..., which was published in October 2009. In October 2016, in a contract with Marvel Comics, he released Iron Man: The Gauntlet. He served as Laureate na nÓg (Ireland's Children's Laureate) between 2014 and 2016.

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.

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Discussions

FF36: Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer in FF-Leesclub Forum (March 2011)
Artemis Fowl : suitable for young children? in Children's Fiction (April 2008)

Reviews

Althought this was an enjoyable read, this is not as good as Douglas Adams' own work, which this purports to complete. The humour is repetitive and predictable.
 
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Statistics

Works
92
Also by
13
Members
95,900
Popularity
#95
Rating
3.8
Reviews
1,723
ISBNs
1,725
Languages
40
Favorited
214

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