EOIN COLFER

Agent: Sophie Hicks

Eoin Colfer is the author of the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl, which was named the public’s favourite Puffin Classic of all time. The Artemis Fowl series has sold in excess of 20 million copies and translated into 40 languages.

Other titles include The Wish List, The Supernaturalist and the Legends series for younger readers. Eoin’s books have won numerous awards including The British Children’s Book of the Year, The Irish Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year and The German Children’s Book of the Year. The BBC made a hit series based on his book Half Moon Investigations.

In 2009, Eoin was commissioned by Douglas Adams’ estate to write And Another Thing, the concluding episode of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, which became a worldwide bestseller. Eoin also writes crime novels featuring Irish bouncer Daniel McEvoy. The third and final book in his WARP sci-fi series was released in summer 2015.  

Eoin’s latest work for younger readers is the award winning picture book Imaginary Fred, a collaboration with acclaimed Belfast artist Oliver Jeffers. In 2016, Eoin Colfer's highly anticipated Iron Man young adult novel was released. In 2017, the latest collaboration between Eoin, Andrew Donkin and Giovanni Rigano will be published by Hodder: a groundbreaking graphic novel about asylum seekers called Illegal.

Eoin was Ireland’s Children’s Laureate and still wears the medal at all times, even in the bath.

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