A bestselling children’s writer, Irish author Eoin Colfer worked as a primary school teacher and spent several years working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy which inspired his first book, Benny and Omar. His breakthrough came with the publication of the first Artemis Fowl series novel in 2001. Described by Colfer as ‘“Die Hard” with fairies’, the Artemis Fowl series follows the adventures of junior mastermind Artemis Fowl II, the heir to a criminal dynasty who becomes embroiled with the intrigues of the Fairy world. The eight-strong sequence concluded with 2012’s Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian but Colfer has written several accompanying novellas, companion volumes and graphic novels. The series has been adapted for a feature film directed by Kenneth Brannagh.
Alongside Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer has also written several other series and standalone novels including Airman, Imaginary Fred (with Oliver Jeffers) and was commissioned by Douglas Adams’ estate to write the sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, And Another Thing… His latest series, The Fowl Twins, is set in the world of Artemis Fowl.
The Artemis Fowl Books in Order
Other Books by Eoin Colfer
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