Meg Finn is in trouble, unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. After a botched attempt to rob a pensioner's flat, Meg and her partner in crime, Belch, end up in a very sticky situation. Meg's soul is up for grabs as the divine and the demonic try every underhand ploy imaginable to claim it. Her only chance of salvation is the Wish List. But how can she persuade the pensioner Lowrie to help her when she has wronged him? Even if she can persuade him, will she really have enough points to face up to St Peter?
Eoin Colfer followed his parents into teaching and soon began to invent stories for his pupils. THE WISH LIST was published in Ireland to critical acclaim in 2000, preceding the publication of ARTEMIS FOWL, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and winner of the Children's Book of the Year at the British Books Awards and the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year. THE WISH LIST won the Bisto Merit Award in 2001. Eoin lives in Wexford, Ireland.