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Anthony Horowitz

  • 5 stars across 138 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)

    Photo credit: Copyright Jon Cartwright

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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... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Point Blanc

    The second mission in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. In the second book in the number one bestse... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Skeleton Key

    The third, explosive mission in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. In the third book in the number o... More

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    27th February 2020

    Alex Rider Undercover: Four Secret Files

    Step into the world of Alex Rider in this undercover collection of secret files created for World Book Day 2020. ... More

    (17 reviews)
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    5th July 2018

    Never Say Die

    Alex Rider is back in this brand new, explosive mission in the number one bestselling series. In this brand new... More

    (16 reviews)
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    6th October 2016

    Secret Weapon

    An essential collection of seven explosive Alex Rider stories by number one bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz. ... More

    (14 reviews)
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    2nd April 2015

    Eagle Strike

    The fourth, thrilling episode in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. In the fourth book in the number... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Diamond Brothers in The Falcon's Malteser

    A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestselling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Hor... More

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    2nd April 2020

    Nightshade

    Get ready for action, adrenaline and adventure in this explosive, brand new Alex Rider mission by bestselling author... More

    (12 reviews)
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    2nd April 2015

    Scorpia

    The deadly fifth mission in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. In the fifth book in the number one b... More

    (10 reviews)
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