Imatge de l'autor

Anthony Horowitz

Autor/a de Stormbreaker

222+ obres 66,438 Membres 1,887 Ressenyes 72 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostra'n més mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider series, The Power of Five series, and the Diamond Brothers series. The Alex Rider series is about a 14-year-old boy becoming a spy and was made into a movie entitled Stormbreaker. He has won numerous awards including the 1989 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award for Groosham Grange and the 2003 Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. He also writes novels for adults including The Killing Joke and The Magpie Murders. He has created Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for television as well as written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid. He made The New York Times Best Seller list with his titles The House of Silk Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin and Moriarity.Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker (2000) 6,739 exemplars
Point Blank (2001) 4,418 exemplars
Skeleton Key (2002) 4,240 exemplars
Eagle Strike (2003) 3,877 exemplars
Ark Angel (2005) 3,834 exemplars
Scorpia (2004) 3,812 exemplars
Magpie Murders (2016) 3,749 exemplars
Snakehead (2007) 2,988 exemplars
The House of Silk (2011) 2,865 exemplars
Crocodile Tears (2009) 2,245 exemplars
Raven's Gate (2005) 2,206 exemplars
The Word Is Murder (2017) 1,982 exemplars
Moriarty (2014) 1,681 exemplars
Evil Star (1985) 1,562 exemplars
Scorpia Rising (2011) 1,553 exemplars
Moonflower Murders (2020) 1,344 exemplars
Nightrise (2007) 1,279 exemplars
The Sentence is Death (2018) 1,150 exemplars
Necropolis (2008) 1,003 exemplars
Russian Roulette (2013) 795 exemplars
A Line to Kill (2021) 790 exemplars
The Falcon's Malteser (1986) 731 exemplars
Public Enemy Number Two (1987) 551 exemplars
The Twist of a Knife (2022) 525 exemplars
Trigger Mortis (2015) 493 exemplars
South By Southeast (1991) 484 exemplars
Groosham Grange (1988) 480 exemplars
Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel (2006) 457 exemplars
Oblivion (2010) 440 exemplars
Myths and Legends (1991) 410 exemplars
Forever and a Day (2018) 381 exemplars
Never Say Die (2017) 338 exemplars
The Devil and His Boy (1997) 334 exemplars
The Switch (2009) 329 exemplars
Return to Groosham Grange (1999) 297 exemplars
Granny (1994) 291 exemplars
Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (2007) 290 exemplars
Three of Diamonds (2004) 252 exemplars
Horowitz Horror (1999) 249 exemplars
Alex Rider: The Gadgets (2005) 239 exemplars
Nightshade (2020) 181 exemplars
With a Mind to Kill (2022) 173 exemplars
Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel (2009) 167 exemplars
The Blurred Man (2002) 156 exemplars
The Greek Who Stole Christmas (2007) 155 exemplars
The Killing Joke (2002) 141 exemplars
The French Confection (2002) 138 exemplars
More Horowitz Horror (2000) 132 exemplars
The Complete Horowitz Horror (2008) 119 exemplars
The Three Monarchs (2014) 113 exemplars
Bloody Horowitz (2010) 94 exemplars
Stormbreaker [2006 film] (2006) — Autor — 92 exemplars
Eagle Strike: Graphic Novel (2012) 90 exemplars
Legends: Beasts and Monsters (2010) 76 exemplars
Death Walks Tonight: Horrifying Stories (1994) — Editor — 75 exemplars
Killer Camera (2002) 69 exemplars
Legends: Battles and Quests (2010) 68 exemplars
The Devil's Door-Bell (1983) 55 exemplars
The Night of the Scorpion (1984) 51 exemplars
Twist Cottage (1827) 51 exemplars
The Phone Goes Dead (1824) 48 exemplars
Two of Diamonds (2009) 48 exemplars
Legends: Heroes and Villains (2011) 47 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 1 (2002) 47 exemplars
More Bloody Horowitz (2010) 44 exemplars
Scared (2002) 43 exemplars
The Night Bus (1800) 42 exemplars
The Silver Citadel (1986) 42 exemplars
Raven's Gate: The Graphic Novel (2010) 42 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 6 (2010) — Creator — 39 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 3 (2005) — Creator — 38 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 7 (2013) — Creator — 37 exemplars
Alex Rider Boxed Set, Books 1-5 (2006) 34 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 8 (2015) — Creator — 33 exemplars
Alex Rider: The Mission Files (2008) 32 exemplars
Burnt (Horowitz Horror) (2002) 32 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 4 (2007) — Creator; Creator — 32 exemplars
Day of the Dragon (1989) 31 exemplars
Foyle's War: The Complete Saga (2009) 30 exemplars
Legends: The Wrath of the Gods (2012) 29 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 5 (2013) 28 exemplars
Nightshade Revenge (2023) 26 exemplars
Alex Rider 9 Book Collection (2011) 25 exemplars
Alex Rider: The Six Missions (1803) 24 exemplars
William S. (1999) 24 exemplars
The Complete Adventures of Robin of Sherwood (1990) — Autor — 23 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 2 (2013) 22 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 2: White Feather (2002) — Creator — 20 exemplars
Vermeer to Eternity (2015) 19 exemplars
The Four of Diamonds (2012) 16 exemplars
Angst (1998) 15 exemplars
Mindgame (Oberon Modern Plays) (2000) 15 exemplars
The Hitchhiker (2010) 15 exemplars
Foyle's War: Sets 1-6 - The Home Front Files (2013) — Creator; Creator — 14 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 2: Among the Few (2003) — Creator — 14 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 4: Eagle Day (2002) — Creator — 13 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 1: Fifty Ships (2003) — Creator — 13 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 3: A Lesson in Murder (2002) — Creator — 12 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 3: War Games (2003) — Creator — 11 exemplars
Evil Star: The Graphic Novel (2014) 9 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 1, Episode 1: The German Woman (2003) — Creator — 9 exemplars
Oblivion, Part 1 (2013) 7 exemplars
Oblivion, Part 2 (2013) 6 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 4: A War of Nerves (2004) — Creator — 6 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 1: The French Drop (2004) — Creator — 6 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 3, Episode 2: Enemy Fire (2004) — Creator — 6 exemplars
Injustice [2011 TV mini-series] (2011) — writer — 6 exemplars
Collision [2009 TV Mini-series] (2009) — Creator — 6 exemplars
Wickedly Funny Horowitz Boxset (2015) 5 exemplars
The White Carnation (2013) 5 exemplars
Meer angst (1998) 5 exemplars
The Best of Foyle's War (2012) 4 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 4: Casualties of War (2007) — Creator — 4 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 3: Bleak Midwinter (2007) — Creator — 4 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 2: Bad Blood (2006) — Creator — 4 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 4, Episode 1: Invasion (2006) — Creator — 4 exemplars
Christmas at Gunpoint (2006) 4 exemplars
The Man with Eleven Fingers (2012) 3 exemplars
Resistance to Interrogation (2006) 3 exemplars
Foyle's War: Sets 4-5 (2015) 3 exemplars
Tea with Smithers (2019) 3 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 2: Broken Souls (2008) — Creator — 3 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 1: Plan of Attack (2008) — Creator — 3 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 5, Episode 3: All Clear (2008) — Creator — 3 exemplars
Foyle's War: Sets 1-2 — Creator — 3 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 2, Episode 4: The Funk Hole (2003) — Creator — 3 exemplars
Alex Rider Complete Set (pb) (2009) 2 exemplars
Spy Trap (2019) 2 exemplars
Alex in Afghanistan (2019) 2 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 6, Episode 2: Killing Time (2010) — Creator — 2 exemplars
Anthony Horowitz Promotion (2002) 2 exemplars
Adventurer (1987) 2 exemplars
Alex Rider agente segreto (2002) 2 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 6, Episode 1: The Russian House (2010) — Creator — 2 exemplars
Secret Weapon (2003) 2 exemplars
Foyle's War: Sets 5-6 — Creator — 2 exemplars
Foyle's War: Sets 3-4 — Creator — 2 exemplars
Alex Underground 2 exemplars
The Switch {video} — Autor — 2 exemplars
The Gatekeepers Set 2 exemplars
Foyle's War: Sets 1-7 — Creator — 2 exemplars
Ugursuz Yildiz 1 exemplars
Bwthyn tro 1 exemplars
Y ffôn yn marw 1 exemplars
Alex Rider Collector's Edition (2000) 1 exemplars
Starting Out (1990) 1 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 2: The Cage (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 1: The Eternity Ring (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 7, Episode 3: Sunflower (2013) — Creator — 1 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 8, Episode 2: Trespass — Creator — 1 exemplars
Foyle's War: Set 8, Episode 1: High Castle — Creator — 1 exemplars
Poisoned pen 1 exemplars
Gemini-Project 1 exemplars

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Midsomer Murders: Death's Shadow [1999 TV Series Episode] (1999) — Screenplay — 16 exemplars
Midsomer Murders: Strangler's Wood [1999 TV Series Episode] (1999) — Screenplay — 10 exemplars
Midnight Feast (2007) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Midsomer Murders: Judgement Day [2000 TV Series Episode] (2000) — Screenplay — 7 exemplars
Red: The Waterstones Anthology (2012) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1955-04-05
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK
Llocs de residència
North London, England, UK
Orford, Suffolk, England, UK
Educació
University of York
Orley Farm, Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK
Professions
screenwriter
novelist
creator of television series
Premis i honors
Order of the British Empire (Officer, 2014)
Agent
Jonathan Lloyd
Biografia breu
Anthony Horowitz's life might have been copied from the pages of Charles Dickens or the Brothers Grimm. Born in 1956 in Stanmore, Middlesex, to a family of wealth and status, Anthony was raised by nannies, surrounded by servants and chauffeurs. His father, a wealthy businessman, was, says Mr. Horowitz, "a fixer for Harold Wilson." What that means exactly is unclear -- "My father was a very secretive man," he says-- so an aura of suspicion and mystery surrounds both the word and the man. As unlikely as it might seem, Anthony's father, threatened with bankruptcy, withdrew all of his money from Swiss bank accounts in Zurich and deposited it in another account under a false name and then promptly died. His mother searched unsuccessfully for years in attempt to find the money, but it was never found. That too shaped Anthony's view of things. Today he says, "I think the only thing to do with money is spend it." His mother, whom he adored, eccentrically gave him a human skull for his 13th birthday. His grandmother, another Dickensian character, was mean-spirited and malevolent, a destructive force in his life. She was, he says, "a truly evil person", his first and worst arch villain. "My sister and I danced on her grave when she died," he now recalls.
A miserably unhappy and overweight child, Anthony had nowhere to turn for solace. "Family meals," he recalls, "had calories running into the thousands&. I was an astoundingly large, round child&." At the age of eight he was sent off to boarding school, a standard practice of the times and class in which he was raised. While being away from home came as an enormous relief, the school itself, Orley Farm, was a grand guignol horror with a headmaster who flogged the boys till they bled. "Once the headmaster told me to stand up in assembly and in front of the whole school said, 'This boy is so stupid he will not be coming to Christmas games tomorrow.' I have never totally recovered." To relieve his misery and that of the other boys, he not unsurprisingly made up tales of astounding revenge and retribution.

Anthony Horowitz is perhaps the busiest writer in England. He has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. He writes in a comfortable shed in his garden for up to ten hours per day. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he has also written episodes of several popular TV crime series, including Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. He has written a television series Foyle's War, which recently aired in the United States, and he has written the libretto of a Broadway musical adapted from Dr. Seuss's book, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. His film script The Gathering has just finished production. And&oh yes&there are more Alex Rider novels in the works. Anthony has also written the Diamond Brothers series.

Membres

Converses

The House of Silk a Baker Street and Beyond (gener 2012)

Ressenyes

A really unique take on a murder mystery---a story within a story. Totally enjoyable and engrossing. A great read
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susannelson | Hi ha 232 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
Enough with the fat shaming, already.
 
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Dracoster | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 21, 2024 |
These books are very entertaining. Good mystery and interesting look at the life of an author. Walks the line so well between truth and fiction. Some good laughs, interesting characters and a good puzzle.
 
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njcur | Hi ha 62 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2024 |

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Obres
222
També de
15
Membres
66,438
Popularitat
#207
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
1,887
ISBN
2,347
Llengües
28
Preferit
72

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