Eoin Colfer

in Wexford, Ireland
May 14, 1965




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 and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the Artemis Fowl novels, Eoin retired from teaching and now writes full time. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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In a London exclusive, the global bestselling author of sci-fi fantasy series Artemis Fowl introduces a blockbusting new spin-off series, The Fowl Twins.

Hear from Eoin Colfer as he explores the very genesis of magic, the essence of criminality and the inherent hilarity of head lice.

Marvel as he ponders age-old questions, such as: Are criminal masterminds born or made? Is it sometimes necessary to be bad to...lice.


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Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl,...

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The Eternity Code (Artemis ...

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The Last Guardian (Artemis ...

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The Reluctant Assassin The Hangman's Revolution The Forever Man
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“Confidence is ignorance. If you're feeling cocky, it's because there's something you don't know.”
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“It's like learning to ride a unicorn. You never forget.”
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“I never tell anyone exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared.”
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