Best selling Irish author Eoin Colfer is highly popular with young readers of both children's and young adult fantasy and science fiction genres.
His unique writing style, quirky, magical characters, and witty dialogue make his books a fun experience for any age reader.
Eoin was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1965. After receiving a degree from Dublin University, he returned to Wexford to work as an elementary school teacher.
His first fiction book, Benny and Omar, which is based on his experiences in Tunisia, was published in 1998, followed by a sequel titled Benny and Babe which was published a year later in 1999.
It wasn't until 2001 that Colfer published the first Artemis Fowl book, which made it possible for him to resign from his teaching job and devote all his attention to writing full-time. He has since completed another eight books in the series, having published the final book, The Last Guardian, in July of 2012.
In addition to completing the Artemis Fowl series, Colfer has written a number of other best sellers, including a plethora of children's books as well as a follow-up book to the widely popular Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, entitled And Another Thing...
As a reader who enjoys a book that makes me laugh, I thoroughly enjoy Eoin's quirky writing style. Even though his books are written to appeal to a much younger audience, I find them highly entertaining and superbly written.
Don't discount him if you're not within his targeted age bracket... trust me, you'll be missing out. His characters and the originality of his stories are utterly captivating to readers of all ages.
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