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Press Release: Deals Done
Puffin To Publish Brand New Eoin Colfer Series

Posted at 8:10AM Tuesday 29 Mar 2011

Puffin Books today announced plans to publish a major new series by Eoin Colfer, the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl. WARP, an acronym for Witness Anonymous Relocation Program, used by the FBI to hide important witnesses in the past, is a high concept series described by the author as 'Oliver Twist meets The Matrix'.

The first book features a Victorian boy, Riley, who goes on the run in 21st century London pursued by a ruthless assassin from his own time. Riley must rely on his wits and the help of a young FBI agent if he is to survive.

Sarah Hughes, Editorial Director for Puffin Books, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in the first two books in the series from Sophie Hicks of Ed Victor Ltd.

Sarah Hughes said, 'WARP is a fantastic combination of everything Eoin is best known for: gripping adventure, a villain to die for and a fabulous contrast of characters from two very different worlds coming together. This is the start of a major new series from Eoin and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with him again.'

Eoin Colfer said, 'I am delighted to move into the future with my brilliant Puffin family. WARP is a new and exciting high concept series that I hope will thrill Artemis Fowl fans and new readers alike.'

The first title in the WARP series will be published by Puffin in the summer of 2012.

Sarah Hughes has also acquired the last and final book in Eoin's megaselling and critically acclaimed Artemis Fowl series from Sophie Hicks.

The eighth, as yet untitled book, starring the teenage criminal mastermind will be published by Puffin in Spring 2012. The plot is being kept strictly under wraps and will not be revealed until publication. This month Puffin celebrates the 10th anniversary of Artemis Fowl, which took the children's book market by storm when it was first published in 2001. As part of the anniversary plans the series has been repackaged with a stunning new jacket look.




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