Author of Alex Rider, Foyle's War, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, TV and film writer, occasional journalist.

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Originally published in The Telegraph
Mon, October 08, 2012

Speaking at the Telegraph Bath Festival of Children's Literature, Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz says that parents, not politicians, should encourage children to read. Article by Lorna Bradbury.Anthony Horowitz, the bestselling author of the Alex Rider books that are...

Originally published in The Guardian
Thu, October 04, 2012

Dystopia. Apocalypse. Death and destruction. There are two problems when you set out to write a book in this vein. The first is that you find yourself very limited as to what you can actually describe. After all, there are...

Originally published in The Telegraph
Sun, June 10, 2012

Potter Grayson Perry learnt a lot about pigeonholing the nation's tastes while making his series for Channel 4It’s not easy talking to Grayson Perry. The Turner Prize-winning artist is very open, articulate, easy‑going… I would even say...

Originally published in The Telegraph
Thu, May 24, 2012

A hotly debated new documentary shines a light on the bullying epidemic in America's schools. But are things any better in Britain?The news that the presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a homophobic bully while he was at prep school...

Originally published in The Guardian
Fri, May 11, 2012

Few books now appear without enthusiastic recommendations from other authors, but does anyone really believe them?How many books can one man recommend? I sometimes feel that my name is on the cover of more books than I've actually written...

Originally published in The Telegraph
Tue, May 01, 2012

'The Hunger Games' left me uncomfortable, but the biggest shock has been my brush with Jeffrey Archer.This was the week that I finally got to see The Hunger Games, generously donating my own £9.50 to the $356.9 million that the film...

Originally published in The Telegraph
Tue, April 03, 2012

In Munich with Sherlock Holmes - and why I'm swatting up on politics.A week in the media, starting with a talk in Munich on Sherlock Holmes again. They place me in a theatre normally used by professors who perform...