Eoin Colfer

Our question from last week was:

Our mystery author today has to tell people how to pronounce his first name, and in fact, he has the pronunciation prominently displayed on his website. Born in Ireland, this young adult author started out as a teacher. When his book about his teaching experiences in Tunisia was published in 1998, he began writing another. Before long he was able to retire from teaching and took up writing books full time. His books are consistently on the New York Times bestseller lists. Can you pronounce today’s author’s name? What book series is he best known for?

Eoin Colfer (pronounced “owen”) is the famous Irish author has to tell people how to pronounce his first name. His Artemis Fowl books are so popular that they have their own fansite. Believe it or not, the first one was only published in 2001.

If you have never seen Eoin Colfer speak, there are several videos of interviews available on the Internet.

Only a sampling of his books:

Have you read a book by Eoin Colfer? What did you think of it?

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