Eoin Colfer Biography
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.
Benny and Omar (1998)
Benny and Babe (1999)
Going Potty (1999)
The Wish List (2000)
Ed's Funny Feet (2000)
Ed's Bed (2001)
Artemis Fowl (2001)
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (2002)
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code (2003)
The Legend of Spud Murphy (2004)
The Supernaturalist (2004)
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception (2005)
The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth (2005)
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony (Sept 2006)
The Legend of..., Book 3 (Oct 2006)
This biography was last updated on 04/17/2006.
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