Eoin Colfer is an Irish author. He worked as a primary school teacher before he became a full-time writer. He is most famous as the author of the Artemis Fowl series, but he has also written other successful books.
There is very strict set of criteria. All of the books that meet that criteria are eligible for consideration. Unfortunately, one of the criteria is that the author must be an American, or live in America. Eoin Colfer is Irish and lives in Ireland.