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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Author Bio - Anthony Horowitz

Anthony is a Jack of all trades. Not only is he a great writer but he also dabbles in all other types of media including: television, film, theater and journalism. Born in Middlesex into a wealthy Jewish family, he was an overweight and unhappy child and he enjoyed reading books from his fathers library from a young age. Though he didn't know his father well, he adored his mother and she introduced him to both Dracula and Frankenstein. She was, however, a bit unusual. For his 13th birthday, she gave him a skull. Now he says it reminds him to finish each book he starts because he will soon look like that skull. It may surprise you to learn that he has been writing from the age of 8, though he wasn't published until he was 23. He started writing because he wanted to be like Tintin and has actually traveled to all of the places that Tintin has (except the moon).
Soon after he was sent to Orley Farm Prep School which in a previous interview he describes as "a grand guignol horror with a headmaster who flogged the boys till they bled". For example, there was one time when the headmaster asked him to stand up in front of the whole school and said "this boy is so stupid he will not be coming to Christmas games tomorrow".  A moment from which he has never totally recovered and the reason for some of his written stories of astounding revenge and retribution. Anthony Horowitz is possibly the busiest writer in the UK, he spends up to 10 hours a day writing in a comfy shed in his garden. Anthony has written over 50 books and is a bestselling author. His new book The House of Silk is in stores, grab your copy today!

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