Anthony Horowitz | 'I love what I do. I’m only really happy when I’m writing'

Anthony Horowitz | 'I love what I do. I’m only really happy when I’m writing'

If Anthony Horowitz had his way, this feature would be threaded with hidden messages and coded allusions to people and publishers you know. For Horowitz is a trickster, a playful wordsmith with not one but two books out this year. Or has he? Actually it is three, he corrects me: his £1 Alex Rider Undercover has already been published ahead of World Book Day.

Second up, then, is a new Alex Rider, Nightshade, published by Walker in April. It is 12th in the children’s series and comes 20 years after Stormbreaker, which introduced us to the 14-year-old boy turned MI6 recruit (for those who don...

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