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 is currently being 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 work is The Fowl Twins, the first novel in a new series set in the world of Artemis Fowl.
Seven years since the closing chapter of his blockbuster series Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer returns to his world with a new tale of criminal invention, kidnapping and double trouble for the land of fairy in The Fowl Twins. Following the exploits of Artemis’s - wildly different but equally dangerous - 11-year-old twin brothers, Myles and Beckett, The Fowl Twins is a high-octane, troll-troubled thrill ride. Coming ahead of Disney’s eagerly anticipated film adaptation of Artemis Fowl in 2020, it’s a novel that brings the magic to a new generation of readers.