Friday, 10 March 2017

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl, character of his saga with the same name, written by Eion Colfer.

Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford, Ireland. As a child he attended Wexford Christian Brothers School. His father, Billy, was a primary school teacher as well as an artist and historian. His mother, Noreen, was a theatre teacher. From primary school he showed great passion for writing and reading books on Vikings inspired by his history lessons. While he was in sixth grade of Primary school, he wrote his first work: a play about Vikings in which all the characters died, except him.
After leaving school, he earned his degree from Dublin University and qualified for elementary school, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and together with his wife, Jackie, spent four years working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy.

His first book Benny and Omar, based on his experiences in Tunisia, was published in 1998. And then translated into several languages. In 2001, the first book of the series Artemis Fowl was published, allowing him to abandon his work as a teacher and dedicate full time to writing. Eoin Colfer currently lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Víctor C. M.
3rd ESO B

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