Puffin to publish Artemis Fowl Three and Four

Puffin is delighted to announce that a deal has been signed with Sophie Hicks of Ed Victor Ltd for Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl Three and Four. Following the phenomenal success of Artemis Fowl in 2001 and publication of the much anticipated sequel, Artemis Fowl ? The Arctic Incident, in June 2002, Puffin is extremely excited at the prospect of publishing more books about the criminal mastermind who has thrilled readers worldwide. Artemis Fowl Three will be published in 2003.

Sophie Hicks said, 'A fantastic start to the year. I am delighted with our new deal' Eoin and I couldn't be more pleased with the success Puffin has achieved with Artemis Fowl.'

Artemis Fowl, dubbed 'Die Hard with fairies' by the author, has sold over 150,000 copies in hardback in the UK and over 230,000 copies in hardback in the US. It has achieved huge international critical acclaim in the media and the book trade and has so far sold in 31 countries. The film rights were sold to Miramax. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year 2001, Eoin Colfer's fantastically original novel goes from strength to strength.

Helen Fraser, Managing Director of Penguin books, said 'Publishing the first Artemis Fowl was one of the great excitements for Puffin in 2001, and those of us who have read the second book know that it is as fresh, inventive, funny and original as we could have hoped. It is the best possible start to the new year to know that we can look forward to two more wonderful Artemis Fowl novels from Eoin Colfer.'

Notes

Artemis Fowl is published in paperback on Fowl Friday 8th March 2002.

Artemis Fowl - The Arctic Incident is published in hardback on 06 June 2002.

Contact

For further information please contact Adele Minchin on Tel: 020 7010 3072 or email

adele.minchin@penguin.co.uk.