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14 May 1965, Wexford, Ireland
Colfer taught 10-year-olds in county Wexford until he was suddenly thrust into a new world of interviews and publicity tours. He is currently taking two years off while he works on a second Artemis novel. He plans a trilogy.
His Previous Books Include
"I went to Los Angeles, traveled in limousines and was put up in big hotels but it was nice to come home to the real world," Colfer said, noting he regretted having to spend large chunks of time away from his family.
Colfer says he has no desire to move to Hollywood and is trying to persuade Miramax to film the movie in Ireland.
"All the locations I had in mind when writing the book are in Ireland," he said, noting the inspiration from Artemis' impressive home as a big manor in county Wexford.
It will take a bit before the literary world finds out if Artemis Fowl appeals as much to preteens as it does to publishers' desperately seeking another Harry Potter.
EOIN COLFER is a schoolteacher who lives in Wexford with his wife Jackie and son Finn. He has worked in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy, as well as in Ireland. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published by The O'Brien Press in October 1998 and was an immediate bestseller. It has since been translated into German and Dutch. An hilarious sequel, Benny and Babe was published in June 1999 and was nominated for the Bisto Book of the Year award.The Wish List, a bizarre tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter, has just been released. Eoin has also written books for younger readers: Going Potty, part of the Flyers series will be followed in October by Ed's Funny Feet, another Ed Cooper story. 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.
Eoin trained to be a teacher
at Carysfort College in Dublin. After qualifying, he returned to his
hometown to take up a post as a Resources and Learning Support teacher at
Coolcotts National School. As a class teacher, he liked to end the day
with ten minutes of reading to his students. "I'd find myself
elaborating if I saw the interest flagging," he says, "I'd add
in gory bits. In the end I made up my own stories."
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