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Eoin Colfer is an Irish
Irish people
The Irish people are an ethnic group who originate in Ireland, an island in northwestern Europe. Ireland has been populated for around 9,000 years , with the Irish people's earliest ancestors recorded having legends of being descended from groups such as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha...

 author. He is most famous as the author of the Artemis Fowl series
Artemis Fowl (series)
Artemis Fowl is a series of fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer and all the books are best sellers, starring the teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. The author summed up the series as: "Die Hard with fairies." There are seven novels in the series; the first was published in...

, but he has also written other successful books. His novels have been compared to the works of J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE , better known as J. K. Rowling, is the British author of the Harry Potter fantasy series...

. In September 2008, Colfer was commissioned to write the sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled And Another Thing...
And Another Thing... (novel)
And Another Thing… is the title of the sixth installment of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy". The book, written by Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, was published on the thirtieth anniversary of the first book, 12 October 2009, in hardback. It was...

.

Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford
Wexford
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. It is situated near the southeastern corner of Ireland, close to Rosslare Europort. The town is connected to Dublin via the M11/N11 National Primary Route, and the national rail network...

, in Ireland. He attained worldwide notice in 2001, when his first Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl (series)
Artemis Fowl is a series of fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer and all the books are best sellers, starring the teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. The author summed up the series as: "Die Hard with fairies." There are seven novels in the series; the first was published in...

 book was published. He then became a New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

 best-selling author of books for children and teens, known for writing the Artemis Fowl series
Artemis Fowl (series)
Artemis Fowl is a series of fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer and all the books are best sellers, starring the teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. The author summed up the series as: "Die Hard with fairies." There are seven novels in the series; the first was published in...

 (which consists so far of 7 books that were all New York Times best sellers), Half Moon Investigations
Half Moon Investigations
Half Moon Investigations is a novel by the Irish author Eoin Colfer. It was first published in United States in March 2006 and was released in the UK and Ireland on 1 June 2006. The paperback edition was released in the UK on 5 July 2007...

, The Wish List
The Wish List
The Wish List is a fantasy novel by Eoin Colfer. It chronicles the adventures of Meg Finn, a teenage girl killed in a gas explosion who must earn her place in Heaven by returning to Earth to help the pensioner she attempted to rob.-Plot summary:...

, and The Supernaturalist
The Supernaturalist
The Supernaturalist, by Eoin Colfer is a science-fiction novel...

, along with the Eoin Colfer’s The Legend of... books. In January 2008, Colfer published a book titled Airman
Airman (novel)
Airman, by Eoin Colfer, is a best-selling historical adventure novel set in the 19th century. It was released in the UK, Ireland and USA in January 2008. The novel was shortlisted for the 2009 Carnegie Medal....

, which was also a New York Times bestseller. To date the majority of his works have reached the New York Times Bestseller list at least once.
Colfer currently resides in Wexford, Ireland with his wife, Jackie, and two children, Séan and Finn.

O'Brien Flyers


A series of books by several authors for young readers.
  • 1. Going Potty (1999)
  • 4. Ed's Funny Feet (2000)
  • 7. Ed's Bed (2001)

Artemis Fowl

  • Artemis Fowl (2001)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
    Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
    Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident is the second book in the Artemis Fowl series written by Irish author Eoin Colfer. It follows the story of Opal Koboi's rising alongside the rescue of the abducted Artemis Fowl I, Artemis Fowl II's father...

     (2002)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
    Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code
    Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code is the third book of Irish children's fiction author Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series. It is preceded by Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident and followed by Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception...

     (2003)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
    Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
    Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception is a teen fantasy novel published in 2005, the 4th book in the Artemis Fowl series by the Irish author Eoin Colfer...

     (2005)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony
    Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony
    Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony is the fifth book in the Artemis Fowl Series by Irish writer Eoin Colfer. The book, originally expected to be published in the UK and Ireland on September 7 2006, was shipped to stores early...

     (2006)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
    Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
    Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox is the sixth book in the series Artemis Fowl by Irish writer Eoin Colfer. It was released in the U.S. on 5 July 2008, and on 7 August in the U.K...

     (2008)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex
    Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex
    Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex is the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series...

     (2010)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian (10. July 2012)

Companion books

  • LEPrecon (short story; 2004)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf
    Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf
    Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf is a short story in the Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer. It was published for World Book Day 2004 and cost £1 in Britain, €1 in Europe or exchangeable for one World Book Day token. It was also published as one of the short stories in The Artemis Fowl Files...

     (short story; 2004)
  • The Artemis Fowl Files
    The Artemis Fowl Files
    The Artemis Fowl Files is a companion book to the Artemis Fowl series written by Eoin Colfer.It contains two short stories, one about Captain Holly Short joining LEPrecon, and the second about Mulch Diggums and Artemis Fowl working together to steal a tiara...

     (companion book; 2004)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
    Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
    Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel is a graphic novel based on the first book of the Artemis Fowl series. It was written by Eoin Colfer, the author of the original books, and adapted by Andrew Donkin. It was released on 2 October 2007.- Plot :...

     (2007)
  • Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident The Graphic Novel (2009)
  • Future graphic novels are planned for all books in the series.

The Supernaturalist

  • The Supernaturalist
    The Supernaturalist
    The Supernaturalist, by Eoin Colfer is a science-fiction novel...

     (2004)
  • The Supernaturalist 2 (not yet published) (DATE TBA)

Legend of...

  • Eoin Colfer's Legend of Spud Murphy (2004)
  • Eoin Colfer's Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth (2006)
  • Eoin Colfer's Legend of the Worst Boy in the World (2007)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


The first five novels in the Hitchhiker's 'trilogy'
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, and over several years it gradually became an international multi-media phenomenon...

 were written by Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams
Douglas Noel Adams was an English writer and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television...

. Adams's widowed wife, Jane Belson, and the literary agency that manages Adams's estate asked Colfer to write another book, as Adams had intended to add to the series, agreeing that the end to the fifth book
Mostly Harmless
Mostly Harmless is a novel by Douglas Adams and the fifth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It is described on the cover of the first editions as "The fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhikers Trilogy"...

 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."
  • And Another Thing...
    And Another Thing... (novel)
    And Another Thing… is the title of the sixth installment of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy". The book, written by Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, was published on the thirtieth anniversary of the first book, 12 October 2009, in hardback. It was...

     (2009)

Standalone novels

  • The Wish List
    The Wish List
    The Wish List is a fantasy novel by Eoin Colfer. It chronicles the adventures of Meg Finn, a teenage girl killed in a gas explosion who must earn her place in Heaven by returning to Earth to help the pensioner she attempted to rob.-Plot summary:...

     (2000)
  • Half Moon Investigations
    Half Moon Investigations
    Half Moon Investigations is a novel by the Irish author Eoin Colfer. It was first published in United States in March 2006 and was released in the UK and Ireland on 1 June 2006. The paperback edition was released in the UK on 5 July 2007...

     (2006)
  • Click, chapter 3 (2007)
  • Airman
    Airman (novel)
    Airman, by Eoin Colfer, is a best-selling historical adventure novel set in the 19th century. It was released in the UK, Ireland and USA in January 2008. The novel was shortlisted for the 2009 Carnegie Medal....

     (2008)
  • Plugged
    Plugged (novel)
    Plugged, by Eoin Colfer, is a novel released on September 1st, 2011.The cover was first shown in an interview with Artemis Fowl Confidential. It was published in a slightly revised format....

     (2011, for adults)

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