Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism.
Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults. He was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels; The House of Silk and the sequel, Moriarty. The Ian Fleming Estate then asked him to write a continuation James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, and in 2016 he became the first writer to be invited to produce a second. His standalone novel, Magpie Murders, was released in October 2016 to critical acclaim and 2017 saw the release of The Word is Murder, the first of a series of detective novels.
He has been a patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices and the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape, since 2008. In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature.
He has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle's War.