Posts Tagged ‘airman’

A not to be missed, sit on the edge of your seat event as Eoin Colfer takes you on an adrenaline fuelled exposé of teenage criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, and talks about the eagerly anticipated FINAL instalment in the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian. There will be a book shop at this event.  Eoin will also sign books afterwards.

This is a FREE event but booking is essential through Ashbourne Library at (01) 8358185.   

Artemis Fowl is a phenomenally successful series of eight science fantasy novels, starring teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. Colfer once summed up the series as: “Die Hard” with fairies.

Eoin’s first book, Benny and Omar, was published back in 1998.  He has also written several other books such as The Supernaturalist and Airman.  Included in his legends series is every librarian’s favourite book…The Legend of Spud Murphy (a truly terrifying librarian!)

Eoin has also written books for adults.   He was commissioned to write the sixth instalment of Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “trilogy” entitled And Another Thing…He also also published Plugged, another book for adults last year. 

Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (a primary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!

After leaving school he qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by a number of other books. Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

He says, “I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon”. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: