Eoin Colfer

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Children's Author
Date of Birth May 14, 1965
Place of Birth Wexford, Ireland
Age 55 years old
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Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer 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 instalment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled And Another Thing..., which was published in October 2009. In October 2016, in a contract with Marvel Comics, he released Iron Man: The Gauntlet. He served as Laureate na nÓg between 2014 and 2016.

Born: May 14, 1965, Wexford, Ireland
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Irish
Period: 1998–present
Genre: Children's fantasy, science fiction and adventure novels
Notable works: Artemis Fowl series
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About Eoin Colfer

Children's and fantasy fiction writer who is best known for penning the Artemis Fowl book series. His other works include the O'Brien Flyers trilogy, Half Moon Investigations, and the Benny Shaw books.

Before Fame

He published his first book, Benny and Omar, in 1998. His debut Artemis Fowl book, published in 2001, became a New York Times bestseller.


He wrote the sixth book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, titling the long-anticipated sequel "And Another Thing...".

Family Life

He was born in Wexford, Leinster, Ireland. He has two children, Sean and Finn, with his wife, Jackie Colfer.


He was asked to write the sixth Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book by Douglas Adams' widow.

Information related to Eoin Colfer

  • Artemis Fowl
  • Irish fantasy writers
  • Irish children's writers
  • 21st-century Irish novelists
  • 20th-century Irish novelists
  • Irish male novelists
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