About the Author
Eoin Colfer was born and raised in the south-east of Ireland. <I>Artemis Fowl</I>, his first book featuring the young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards. It was followed by <I>The Arctic Incident</I>, <I>The Eternity Code</I>,<I> The Opal Deception </I>and<I> The Lost Colony</I>. Nearly seven million Puffin English-language copies of the Artemis Fowl titles have been sold so far worldwide.