Colfer's latest book is The Reluctant Assassin, the first in his new W.A.R.P. series.
One of the author's top 10 villains in fiction, as told to the Guardian:
John Silver - Treasure IslandRead about another book on the list.
The silver-tongued devil who won Jim's affections before he betrayed him. The pirate who made peg-legs fashionable. This is such a famous villain that he had kids all over the world screwing up their faces and growling "arrrr, Jim lad". A beautifully written skinful of nastiness.
Treasure Island also appears on Charlie Fletcher's top ten list of swashbuckling tales of derring-do, Robert McCrum's list of the ten best first lines in fiction, John Mullan's list of ten of the best pirates in fiction, and among Mal Peet's top ten books to read aloud, Philip Pullman's six best books, and Eoin Colfer's six favorite books.