Anthony Horowitz Biography
Anthony Horowitz (Anthony John Horowitz) was born on April 5th, 1955 and is currently 68 years old. Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England. Horowitz attended University of York where he received a B.A. in English literature and Art History.
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the Alex Rider series which currently consists of 14 novels. The Alex Rider series started in 2000 with the novel Stormbreaker. The most recently released novel in the Alex Rider series was Nightshade which was released in 2020. There is an upcoming novel for the Alex Rider series entitled Nightshade Revenge which is being released on January 16th, 2024.
Anthony is a member of The Nielsen Bestseller Awards' 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.
He has also written scripts for television, including ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot and Midsomer Murders. He was the creator and writer of the ITV series Foyle's War, Collision and Injustice and the BBC series New Blood
The Word is Murder was named one of the Best Mystery/Crime Thrillers of 2018 by The Real Book Spy website. Forever and a Day was also ranked as one of the Best Spy Thrillers that same year. In 2022 The Twist of Knife was named one of the Best Thrillers of 2022 listed among the top 15 Best Mysteries, Crime, & Thrillers of Psychological Suspense novels.
Anthony Horowitz Awards & Accolades
Anthony Horowitz won the Nielsen Awards, Honorary Platinum Bestseller Award, in 2017. Anthony Horowitz was also nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2006.
Horowitz's books have also won multiple awards, Ark Angel won the British Book Awards, Children's Book of the Year, in 2006. The Magpie Murders won the Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2018.
The following novels by Anthony Horowitz were also nominated for these awards:
- Scorpia Rising: Goodreads Awards, Best Middle Grade and Children’s (2011).
- The House of Silk: British Book Awards, UK Author of the Year (2011). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2012). British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2012). Nero Award, Best Mystery Novel (2012). Crime Thriller Awards, The Bestseller Dagger (2012).
- Moriarty: British Book Awards, Crime and Thriller Book of the Year (2014).
- The Magpie Murders: Barry Award, Best Novel (2018). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2018). RUSA Awards, Mystery Award (2018).
- Moonflower Murders: Barry Award, Best Novel (2021).
- California Schemin': The 2020 Bouchercon Anthology: Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection (2021).
Anthony Horowitz F.A.Q
When was Anthony Horowitz Born? How old is Anthony Horowitz?
Anthony Horowitz was born on April 5th, 1955. Anthony Horowitz is currently 68 years old.
Where was Anthony Horowitz Born?
Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England and is English.
What awards has Anthony Horowitz won?
Anthony Horowitz has won the following awards: Honorary Platinum Bestseller Award at the Nielsen Awards (2017).
What book awards has Anthony Horowitz won?
What was the first book Anthony Horowitz wrote?
The first novel written by Anthony Horowitz was Enter Frederick K. Bower, published in 1978.
What was the most recent book Anthony Horowitz wrote?
His most recently released work was The Twist of a Knife on November 15th, 2022.
Will there be any more books by Anthony Horowitz?
Anthony Horowitz has two new books coming out: Nightshade Revenge will be released on January 16th, 2024. Close to Death will be released on April 16th, 2024.
How many books has Anthony Horowitz written?
Anthony Horowitz has written 96 books across 27 series.
- 14 books in the Alex Rider Series
- 1 Alex Rider Collections
- 6 books in the Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel Series
- 2 books in the Alex Rider Non-Fiction Series
- 5 books in the Detective Daniel Hawthorne Series
- 9 books in the Diamond Brothers Series
- 2 books in the Diamond Brother Mysteries Series
- 2 books in the Groosham Grange Series
- 2 books in the Horrowitz Horror Shorts Series
- 6 books in the Legends Series
- 4 books in the Pentagram Chronicles Series
- 6 books in the Pocket Horowitz Series
- 5 books in the Power Of Five/The Gatekeepers Series
- 3 books in the Power Of Five/The Gatekeepers Graphic Novel Series
- 4 books in the Sherlock Holmes Series
- 2 books in the Susan Ryeland Series
- 3 books in the James Bond (Extended) Series
- 13 Standalone Novels
- 4 Short Story Collections
- 1 Graphic Novels
- 1 Play
- 1 book in the Bug Club Series
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