About Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer grew up on the south-east coast of Ireland with his four brothers. After attending Dublin university he qualified as a primary school teacher. He and his wife spent four years working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy before his first book Benny and Omar was published in 1998. The first Artemis Fowl novel appeared in 2001 and the series has since sold millions of copies. In 2009 he published And Another Thing..., the sixth instalment in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series started by Douglas Adams. He still lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.