Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Conversation with Anthony Horowitz, on Independent Weekly

Anthony Horowitz

Zack Smith of the Independent Weekly recently had a conversation with Anthony Horowitz, an author whose work we find particularly exciting, from his television screenplays and adaptations to his books for children and young adults. His most recent original screenplay is Collision, the second part of which airs on PBS this evening.

As well known as he is for his superb series Foyle's War and for writing several episodes of Midsomer Murders, he is probably most recognized as the author of the Alex Rider series of thrillers featuring a teenaged spy. Horowitz says that books give him fewer restrictions than TV: "I can destroy the world, I can visit other worlds, and I don't have to worry (about budgets)." He considers it a "golden age" for children's literature and looks forward to writing the further adventures of his teen spy: "I find Alex endlessly fascinating. It's a journey I haven't tired of, ever." Still, with eight books in the series published, he intends to end it after 10 books when the character turns 15. "I've aged 10 years to my character's one," says Horowitz. "It really doesn't seem fair."

Read the entire article about the author, his books and television series, here.

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