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  Artemis Fowl Fun Site Author
Colfer taught 10-year-olds in county Wexford until he was suddenly thrust into a new world of interviews and publicity tours.
EOIN COLFER is a schoolteacher who lives in Wexford with his wife Jackie and son Finn.
Eoin's unique blend of comedy and adventure appeals to adults and children alike, and have earned him a major deal with Puffin UK for his forthcoming fantasy novel: Artemis Fowl.
artemisfowl.tripod.com /author.htm   (711 words)

 BookPage Interview April 2006: Eoin Colfer
Colfer's basis for the new detective novel seems to be a combination of childhood adoration for the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series and the adventures he shared with his five brothers.
Although Colfer's books are for readers 10 and up, his inspiration comes from a younger audience—his two sons Sean and Finn, 3 and 8, respectively.
In addition to Colfer's own writings, a comic book series featuring Artemis Fowl will be hitting bookstores in early 2007 and filming for a movie on the same subject is expected to begin later this year.
www.bookpage.com /0604bp/eoin_colfer.html   (782 words)

 Eoin Colfer: An Exclusive Interview
Eoin Colfer spoke with the interviewer from New York City where the author was in the early phases of his North American tour to promote his third Artemis Fowl adventure, The Eternity Code.
Colfer: That’s part of the same theory, I suppose, in that when I was 12 I was well able to read Stephen King, for instance.
Colfer: When I wrote it, I was teaching 12-year-olds and I was really trying to hook the boys because it is very hard to get boys to read, in my experience.
www.modestyarbor.com /eoincolfer.html   (4166 words)

 Wexford Book Festival Eoin Colfer
Colfer, who is 39, lives in Wexford, a seaside town in the south-east of Ireland, with his wife Jackie and their sons Finn and Sean.
Eoin Colfer’s razor sharp wit and wonderfully accomplished style combine with his influences from the world of film (The Matrix), animation (The Simpsons) and graphic novel (Akira) to produce fast-paced, laugh-a-minute fantasy thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat right to the very end.
Eoin’s razor sharp wit and wonderfully accomplished style combine with his influences from the world of film (The Matrix), animation (The Simpsons) and graphic novel (Akira) to produce fast-paced, laugh-a-minute fantasy thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat right to the very end.
homepage.eircom.net /~wexbookfest1/pages/eoin.html   (937 words)

 Jubilee Books - Profile of Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer’s sixth novel Artemis Fowl is one of the most eagerly awaited children’s books ever to be published.
Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade.
Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher at Carysfort College in Dublin.
www.jubileebooks.co.uk /jubilee/magazine/authors/eoin_colfer/eoin_colfer.asp   (1090 words)

 Interview: Eoin Colfer | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
What Eoin Colfer did not know at the time was that he was about to strike gold himself.
She is wrong, of course, and Colfer was right to sense that he was onto something 'pretty original'.
Colfer is clear about the moral content: 'It is a classical story in which a boy becomes a young man and learns that avarice is not as important as family.' Artemis prefers it not to be known that he loves his mother.
books.guardian.co.uk /departments/childrenandteens/story/0,6000,489798,00.html   (1002 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Supernaturalist: Books: Eoin Colfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
Colfer has carved out a funky little genre all on his own: he writes exciting adventures that are funny and futuristic, page-turning and realistic.
Colfer has a golden touch at the moment and this is another priceless nugget.
www.amazon.co.uk /Supernaturalist-Eoin-Colfer/dp/0141317418   (1555 words)

 Authortrek.com - Eoin Colfer page Eoin Colfer bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1965, one of five brothers.
Eoin Colfer apparently does not like comparison of his Artemis Fowl books to Harry Potter, but his publishers were no doubt eager to share in the Potter gold.
According to Eoin Colfer it’s about “an eighth family of fairies who, when humans drove the fairies underground, they decided they didn’t want to go, so they lifted their island out of time…And now the spell is wearing off, and they’re coming back.
www.authortrek.com /eoin_colfer_page.html   (706 words)

 Eoin Colfer News
Eoin Colfer Most novelists don't get out of their garrets much, and when they do their interface with readers rarely extends beyond appearances at book festivals, the odd signing in the...
It looks as if Eoin Colfer is trying to break some new ground by having Holly Short, former officer with LEPrecon, go into business as a private investigator in the fifth Artemis Fowl book, due out this fall.
Eoin Colfer's genius is to write prose that sounds like your best friend talking urgently about happenings more exciting than you've ever dreamed.
www.topix.net /who/eoin-colfer   (637 words)

 Children's Literature: Meet Authors & Illustrators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This time, Eoin was on his own and as he noted "it is hard to be away for a month." On the other hand, many writers would love to be in his shoes-on tour for a month.
Eoin told me that the coast is often used as the site for WWII movies to represent the beach in Normandy.
Eoin develops his characters based primarily on their actions and therefore, he really doesn't spend a lot of time with character development.
www.childrenslit.com /f_colfer.html   (3496 words)

 Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Eoin Colfer does some fantasticly creative things to the traditional legends.
Colfer's wildly imaginative mix of magic and technology is wonderfully silly and I found myself giggling several times at his witty inventiveness.
The intrigue and maneuverings are excellently done, with the advantage in the battle switching frequently and unexpectedly between Artemis and his Fey opponents.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_colfer_artemis.html   (486 words)

 Eoin Colfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland, a costal town in the southeast corner.
He is the second of five sons born to Noreen and Billy Colfer.
n 1997, Eoin’s beloved son Finn was born.
www.tqnyc.org /NYC040723/eoincolfer.htm   (249 words)

 CNN.com - The Anti-Potter: Author creates 'Fowl' fantasy hero - June 26, 2001
Colfer invested that imagination in "Artemis Fowl." Unlike most adult fiction, which is limited by bothersome things like physics and gravity, Artemis Fowl allowed Colfer to play.
Still, Colfer made sure to impose several consistent "fairy rules." For example, no fairy is allowed to leave or enter a human home without permission.
Colfer wanted a name unique enough to have its own personality, citing Hannibal Lecter and Sherlock Holmes as models.
archives.cnn.com /2001/SHOWBIZ/books/06/26/eoin.colfer   (946 words)

 Eoin Colfer Books
Eoin Colfer returns with his unique brand of word wizardry, comic timing and technology that would make the cast of The Matrix green with envy, and a storyline to make his fans' hearts race.
Eoin Colfer introduces his beautifully timed brand of humour and storytelling to a younger audience.
Eoin Colfer is the internationally bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl trilogy.
www.brainydays.co.uk /authors/eoin-colfer.htm   (532 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Artemis Fowl: Books: Eoin Colfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, describes his creation as "Die Hard with fairies".
Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history and with his trusty sidekicks, Butler and Juliet, in tow he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold.
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl) by Eoin Colfer
www.amazon.co.uk /Artemis-Fowl-Eoin-Colfer/dp/0141312122   (1358 words)

 BBC - The Reading Room - Eoin Colfer event
Top children's author and former teacher, Eoin Colfer, returned to the classroom in Bristol to talk about his new novel The Supernaturalist.
With an audience of more than 200 excited children, plus parents in tow, Colfer's trademark self-depreciating wit characterised the evening, as he thanked everyone for: "...coming to listen to a little grey-haired Irish man talking about leprechauns".
From this cruel and lonely existence, Cosmo is on the verge of escaping, when he falls from a rooftop and lands on a generator - receiving an enormous electric shock.
www.bbc.co.uk /bristol/content/readingroom/2004/07/05/colfer.shtml   (837 words)

 O'Brien Books
Eoin is very involved in theatre and has written several plays, which have been staged in various parts of Ireland.
Eoin's writing style is incredibly diverse as he has also written for the younger readers in the O'Brien Flyers series.
Eoin has his own website with lots of information about his books.
www.obrien.ie /author.cfm?authorid=130   (453 words)

 Kidsreads.com - ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer is a former elementary school teacher and the author of the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl series as well as several other books including his most recent novel, THE SUPERNATURALIST.
His first book, BENNY AND OMAR, was published in the UK in 1999 and he wrote four additional books prior to achieving international acclaim with the publication of ARTEMIS FOWL in 2001.
Colfer, a former elementary school teacher, explains how the idea for this series came about, the ways in which his students have influenced his writing, and what he would like young people to take away from reading these books.
www.kidsreads.com /series/series-artemis_fowl-author.asp   (1151 words)

 Amazon.com: Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1): Books: Eoin Colfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Eoin Colfer describes his new book, Artemis Fowl, as "Die Hard with fairies." He's not far wrong.
Colfer's (Benny and Omar) crime caper fantasy, the first in a series, starts off with a slam-bang premise: anti-hero Artemis Fowl is a boy-genius last in line of a legendary crime family teetering on the brink of destruction.
Eoin Colfer is a genius, with a vivid imagination and a wonderfully wicked sense of humor.
www.amazon.com /Artemis-Fowl-Book/dp/0786817070   (2241 words)

 Eoin Colfer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eoin Colfer grew up in Wexford, Ireland,no he didnt liars along, with his four brothers, Paul, Eamon, Donal, and Niall.
In 1986, Colfer became a Primary School teacher, but continued to write in his free time.
After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin University and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eoin_Colfer   (293 words)

 Eoin Colfer - Penguin UK Authors - Penguin UK
Eoin’s fifth title, The Wish List, for 11+ readers is packed with humour although it deals with serious issues of life, death and the hereafter.
Eoin has also written plays for adult audiences, including The Lords of Love, created for his actor brother Donal.
In an exclusive interview Eoin Colfer reveals his favourite character, what he would do if he was given the use of a mud shield (read on for more information!), and we get a sneaky peek at the sequel to Artemis Fowl!
www.penguin.co.uk /nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,0_1000032832,00.html?sym=BIO   (3369 words)

 Artemis Fowl Site - Eoin Colfer and Contact Details | FanGathering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Eoin Colfer is the author of the Artemis Fowl series, but that isn't all he has written!
The biography mentions the major parts of Eoin's life, and is an interesting read.
But remember, Colfer is a very busy man, so it is not guaranteed you will get a reply, but as you know, he loves to hear from his readers, so don't let that stop you from sending!
www.fangathering.com /artemisfowl/books_eoin_colfer.html   (353 words)

 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
From a palatial estate built using generations of ill-gotten gains, the 12-year-old Irish lad and his bodyguard/mentor Butler (a mountain of a man, trained in nearly any conceivable type of weaponry or combat) plot high-risk, high-stakes capers that take them all over the world.
The juggernaut in this regard is, of course, J.K. Rowling, but operating comfortably in her considerable literary shadow is Eoin Colfer, whose Artemis Fowl novels (four and counting) have been well-received by critics and attracted a steadily growing legion of fans.
In addition, it seems fairly obvious that Colfer is also aiming at an adult audience interested in an exciting tale and a hearty laugh.
www.scifidimensions.com /Sep05/artemisfowl.htm   (571 words)

 Amazon.fr : Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception: Livres en anglais: Eoin Colfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Amazon.fr : Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception: Livres en anglais: Eoin Colfer
This fourth outing for Eoin Colfer’s teenage criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, is--as ever--full of dramatic action, explosions, treachery, high speed chases, windy escapes from Trolls and a generous helping of fairy magic.
Half of the pleasure of the Harry Potter novels is to be had by simply enjoying how the familiar characters interact--savouring their established foibles and characteristics and revelling in all the new things they get up to.
www.amazon.fr /Artemis-Fowl-Deception-Eoin-Colfer/dp/0786852895   (853 words)

 Artemis Fowl Fun Site
Eoin Colfer to Toured USA in May 2002
Theres a whole page dedicated to Artemis Fowl fan fic, so why not check it out and post your own piece.
All material related to the Eoin Colfer novels is © 2001
artemisfowl.tripod.com   (559 words)

 Powell's Books - The Supernaturalist by
The young hunters soon find themselves caught in a web far worse than they could have imagined, embroiled with private police, illegal racing gangs, and a corporation cover-up, until they discover a horrifying secret that will force them to question everything they believe in.
Eoin Colfer has created an eerie and captivating world-part futuristic Dickens, part Blade Runner, replete with his trademark high-tech action and humor.
Eoin Colfer is the author of the Artemis Fowl series and The Wish List.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-078685149x-5   (655 words)

 Amazon.fr : The Wish List: Livres en anglais: Eoin Colfer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Achetez ce livre et The Supernaturalist de Eoin Colfer !
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception de Eoin Colfer
Whether the events are set in Ireland or in a hereafter complete with computer technology, Colfer concocts a delightful novel that is written in a much lighter vein than his "Artemis Fowl" books (Hyperion).
www.amazon.fr /Wish-List-Eoin-Colfer/dp/014131592X   (841 words)

 Eoin Colfer - A biography of Eoin Colfer.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Eoin Colfer - A biography of Eoin Colfer.
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 (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher).
He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!
www.bookbrowse.com /biographies/index.cfm?author_number=1182   (534 words)

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