Anthony Horowitz

  • 5 stars across 137 books
Anthony Horowitz Biography
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most successful UK writers working across many media - books, TV series, plays, films and journalism. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released in 2006. The Alex Rider series has sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony has also written The Diamond Brothers series and The Power of Five.

Born in Middlesex on 5th April 1955, as a child Anthony enjoyed reading books from his father's library and when he attended boarding school from the age of 8 he entertained his schoolmates with stories that he'd read. He developed a love for writing in his teens and graduated with a degree in English Literature and Art History from the University of York.

Anthony now lives in London with his wife and they have two sons.

Anthony Horowitz Facts
Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

He has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape, since 2008.

Our favourite Anthony Horowitz Book Characters
Alex - from the Alex Rider series
Nick and Tim - from the Diamond Brothers series

Our favourite Anthony Horowitz Book Quotes
“Believe me, It would be better if we didn't meet again. Go back to school. Go back to your life. And next time they ask you, say no. Killing is for grown-ups and you're still a child.” (Storm breaker)

“You can kiss me if you like," she said. Alex let go of her and turned away. "Thanks, Fiona," he said. "But frankly I'd prefer to kiss the horse.” (Point Blank)

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6th February 2020

Stormbreaker

The first action-packed adventure that started the number one bestselling Alex Rider series.In the first book in the num... MoreStormbreaker

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2nd April 2015

Point Blanc

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2nd April 2015

Skeleton Key

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Nightshade

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27th February 2020

Alex Rider Undercover: Four Secret Files

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5th July 2018

Never Say Die

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7th June 2012

The Diamond Brothers in The Falcon's Malteser

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Scorpia

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6th October 2016

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon

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2nd April 2015

Eagle Strike

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