Awards Bisto Merit Awards
Education University of Dublin
Name Eoin Colfer
|Born 14 May 1965 (age 58)
Wexford, Ireland (1965-05-14) |
Genre Children's fantasy, science fiction and adventure novels
Parents Billy Colfer, Noreen Colfer
Nominations Carnegie Medal, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Books Artemis Fowl, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Inci, Artemis Fowl: The Eternity C, Artemis Fowl: The Time Par, Artemis Fowl: The Opal Dec
Similar People Douglas Adams, Jonathan Stroud, David Almond, Janie Oosthuysen, Roddy Doyle
Notable works Artemis Fowl series
Interview with young adult author eoin colfer
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 installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled And Another Thing ..., which was published in October 2009.
- Interview with young adult author eoin colfer
- Interview with artemis fowl author eoin colfer
- Benny Shaw
- OBrien Flyers
- Artemis Fowl
- The Supernaturalist
- Eoin Colfers Legends
- WARP Witness Anonymous Relocation Program
- Half Moon Investigations
- The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
- Daniel McEvoy
- Standalone novels
- Childrens Books
- Graphic Novels
Interview with artemis fowl author eoin colfer
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.
Colfer contributed three volumes to this series of books by several writers, for very young readers.
Graphic novels are planned for all books in the series.
Eoin Colfer's Legends
W.A.R.P. (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program)
Half Moon Investigations
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The first five novels in the Hitchhiker's "trilogy" were written by Douglas Adams. Adams' widow, Jane Belson, and the literary agency that manages Adams' estate asked Colfer to write another book, as Adams had intended to add to the series, agreeing that the end to the fifth book 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. So, thank you Thor and Odin."
Marvel Comics contracted with Colfer in 2015 to write a young adult novel and in October 2016 Colfer released Iron Man: The Gauntlet.
In 2014, it was announced that Eoin Colfer was working on a picture book for children in collaboration with Oliver Jeffers called Imaginary Fred.
In 2015, it was announced that Eoin Colfer was working on an adult graphic novel called Illegal with Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano, the team behind the Artemis Fowl Graphic Novels.
In April 2014 principal photography began on a new Irish feature film Poison Pen, the first screenplay from Colfer. The film, a romantic comedy, was filmed on location in Ireland over the next three weeks by the participants on the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc in Digital Feature Film Production. The film premiered at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh on 11 July 2014.
The film is an eco friendly production. John Gormley, the former Green Party Minister, has been appointed as a Green Production Manager for the production, with a view to minimising the carbon footprint and environmental impact of the film.