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


Originally published in The Spectator
Sat, December 13, 2014

Coming in from the pouring rain, I make my way to the office on the eighth floor of City Hall. With its curving windows, many books and bust of Pericles tucked away in a corner, it reminds me both of a classroom and the cockpit of a spacecraft. Its occupant is waiting for me, looking a little…

Originally published in The Telegraph
Sat, October 18, 2014

What makes Moriarty the best villain ever, asks Anthony Horowitz?“He is the Napoleon of Crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits…

Originally published in The Spectator
Sat, October 11, 2014

Plus: Paris vs London, the meaning of being 60, and a new reason to love GreeceIt was quite fun being named as the new writer of 007 — although actually I’d make a lousy spy. As my family knows, I’m hopeless at keeping secrets and I’ve found it almost impossible hanging on to this one…

Originally published in The Spectator
Sat, July 19, 2014

I’ve written a comedy about Iraq. Theatre producers please form an orderly queueI have written a play, but a month after it was sent to half a dozen theatres, I have heard nothing. Either they’re being slow or they’re so shocked that they cannot bring themselves to respond. The play is…

Originally published in The Telegraph
Tue, May 27, 2014

While Britain is moving air travel in to the 21st century, across the Atlantic they seem to be challenging us not to come, says Anthony Horowitz.Having recently returned from the US, I feel obliged to offer a few thoughts about American transport. Because – certainly at Los Angeles and New York…

Originally published in The Telegraph
Sun, April 27, 2014

The Northern Lights - when they appear - can be one of the greatest experiences in travel. Anthony Horowitz found the hunt a disappointment but Teresa Machan struck lucky.'How would you like to see the Northern Lights?” the editor of Discover asked me at the end of last year – and in…

Originally published in The Telegraph
Tue, April 22, 2014

In Crete, Anthony Horowitz has an unforgettable Easter experience among chanting priests and a raki-fuelled congregation.I am not very religious, but I have come to realise that there is more to Easter than traffic jams on the M4 and Cadbury’s Creme Eggs. For the last four years, I’ve…

Originally published in The Telegraph
Tue, April 08, 2014

In his monthly column, Anthony Horowitz ponders the value of chipping in on debates.I found myself in the news twice in one week and both times I wondered what I was doing there. First off, I was on the BBC arguing against the segregation of children’s books by gender – pink for girls and…

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