Anthony discusses writing Sherlock Holmes on the SkyArts Book Show
Anthony Horowitz shares his fascination with legendary characters and talks of his new Sherlock Holmes novel
A writer with more than fifty books under his pen, Anthony Horowitz is one of Britain’s most published authors as well as a successful screenwriter. He is both creator and writer of the ITV series Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and Collision.
Born into a wealthy Jewish family, the inception of Anthony’s childhood seemed more promising than that of an average boy. Nevertheless, Horowitz turned out to be an unhappy, obese child who turned to story-telling to entertain himself and his fellow students at boarding school which, he dubbed as a brutal experience. It thus comes as no surprise that his younger years were to stigmatize him and lead to his authoring of many books for children and it is perhaps also the reason why he remains fixated on his primary childhood escape; adventure stories.
Another Horowitz trademark is his obsession with legendary characters. In the late 1980’s he worked with Richard Carpenter on the Robin of Sherwood television series and also novelized three of the episodes.
It wasn’t until the new millennium that Horowitz began his most successful series of novels with the book Stormbreaker, which gave rise to the famous character Alex Rider, a 14-year-old spy. Alex Rider, the movie came out in 2006.
This year. Horowitz makes a return to his dedication for legendary characters with a new Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk. We can’t wait to read it.
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