Author Anthony Horowitz talks to Joseph Planta about writing–how he writes and his favourites–and his new novel Snakehead (Philomel, 2007), the seventh in the Alex Rider series, which has already sold millions of copies worldwide.
|Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz. (Philomel, 2007)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
‘From the slums of Bangkok–‘I’m reading from the jacket now–‘to the Australian Outback to the middle of the Timor Sea, Snakehead is Alex Rider’s most action-packed adventure yet.’ Alex Rider is the protagonist in the series of novels written by my next guest, Anthony Horowitz. Since 2001, with the first novel, Stormbreaker, millions of copies of the Alex Rider series have been sold. Snakehead is the seventh adventure and is already a bestseller. Rider isn’t like James Bond, he doesn’t kill, rather he outwits the bad guys with cool gadgets and his smarts.
Anthony Horowitz is one of hte busiest writers in Great Britain. Besides the Alex Rider series, he writes the Diamond Brothers series, and is the creator of the popular television series Foyle’s War. Stormbreaker was made into a film last year and Mr. Horowitz wrote its screenplay. Snakehead is published Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin, and retails for $21.50. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Anthony Horowitz; Good morning, Mr. Horowitz.
Anthony Horowitz website: http://www.anthonyhorowitz.com/