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1. Alex Rider: Stormbreaker Bench Auction

On 7th October, The National Literacy Trust are auctioning a one-of-a-kind ‘Alex Rider: Stormbreaker’ bench. Anthony is a huge supporter of the charity, which is dedicated to raising the literacy levels of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

For more information visit the Books About Town website

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2. The White Carnation, an exclusive Alex Rider short story

As part of the Horowitz live event in June each participating school was sent a reading resource document to prepare fo the event. What’s even more exciting is that document contained an exclusive Alex Rider short story, The White Carnation.

The story can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking the link below:

Download an exclusive Alex Rider short story “The White Carnation”

The full reading resource file can be downloaded here:

http://www.alexrider.com/horowitzlive

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3. Anthony Horowitz Live

Anthony Horowitz took over YOUR English lesson!

He’s the author of the No.1 bestselling Alex Rider books and the Power of Five series. He’s responsible for getting a generation of kids reading, has constantly championed the importance of reading for pleasure and was granted an OBE for services to literature in 2014!

On Monday 16 June, Anthony Horowitz staged a takeover of your English lesson in association with the National Literacy Trust, from 14:00 to 15:00 Join us on 16 June from 14:00 – 15:00 for an interactive webcast with Anthony Horowitz, hosted by top TV presenter Barney Harwood! This was your chance to put your questions to Anthony and hear him read from Russian Roulette, the deadly prequel to the Alex Rider series, out in paperback 5 June. You can watch the full event above – it’s suitable for children aged 10+.

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4. Anthony Horowitz is taking over YOUR English lesson!

Anthony Horowitz is taking over YOUR English lesson!

He’s the author of the No.1 bestselling Alex Rider books and the Power of Five series. He’s responsible for getting a generation of kids reading, has constantly championed the importance of reading for pleasure and was granted an OBE for services to literature in 2014!
Now, Anthony Horowitz is staging a takeover of your English lesson. Join us on 16 June from 14:00 – 15:00 for an interactive webcast with Anthony Horowitz, hosted by top TV presenter Barney Harwood! This is your chance to put your questions to Anthony and hear him read from Russian Roulette, the deadly prequel to the Alex Rider series, out in paperback 5 June. This event is suitable for children aged 10+ and will also be available on demand a few days afterwards.

Sign up here to submit your questions for Anthony!

Russian Roulette is out soon in paperback!

Russian Roulette Paperback US Cover

Russian Roulette Paperback US Cover

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5. Anthony Horowitz O.B.E.

Modesty obviously prevents Anthony from posting this himself so….

Writer Anthony Horowitz, 58, received an OBE for services to literature. The best-selling author and screenwriter has sold over 16 million books during his 34-year-old career – his most recent best-seller being the Sherlock Holmes story House of Silk.

From:
http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/114376/new-year-honours-theatre-producer-michael-codron-and-writer-anthony-horowitz

Anthony mentions the honour in this article, in between diets and airports, like it’s no big deal!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10556545/Anthony-Horowitz-on-an-ABC-diet-an-OBE-party-and-a-JFK-shambles.html

On behalf of the fans, congratulations sir!

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6. Anthony Horowitz presents Russian Roulette

Don’t miss this special event presented by Waterstones at St James Theatre London.

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Anthony Horowitz presents Russian Roulette
Anthony Horowitz
Russian Roulette

St. James Theatre 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
Saturday, 7 December 2013, 11:00AM

Tickets £10 includes a goody bag with exclusive Russian Roulette T-Shirt, temporary tattoo and postcard which will be given out at the event.
One of our most celebrated writers for both children and adults talks about the inspirations, passions and experiences behind writing some of his most loved books, including Russian Roulette, the newest book set in the world of Alex Rider. This is an exclusive event and the only time Anthony Horowitz will speak in public before Christmas. A signing will follow the event and books will be available to purchase at the venue. Ticket holders will be entitled to a £3 discount against the purchase of a copy of Russian Roulette on the day.

Further details: 02078512400

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7. Anthony Horowitz at St. James Theatre on 07/12/13

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8. Russian Roulette Competition – Win a Playstation!

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Are you an Alex Rider superfan?

Think you know your Alex Rider missions? Test your knowledge with the Alex Rider superfan challenge, for a chance to win a PS3, a signed copy of Russian Roulette, and a set of the entire Alex Rider series.*

Take the challenge now at www.alexrider.com/roulette

(Please note – the challenge is best played on desktop/laptop PCs and macs.)

*Competition open to residents of the UK and Ireland only. Closes 30/11/2013.

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9. Anthony Horowitz – “Why I support Kidscape”

As patron and strong supporter of anti-bullying organisation Kidscape, Anthony shares a few words about his involvement with the charity and his own experiences of bullying.

Who are Kidscape?

Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key.

For more information visit:
http://www.kidscape.org.uk/radio4appeal

Anti-Bullying Helpline for Parents
08451 205 204

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10. Anthony Horowitz is at the Oxford Literary Festival – 10am on 24th March 2013

Anthony Horowitz talks to Nicolette Jones

The Power of Five: Oblivion

SHELDONIAN THEATRE  10:00am | Sunday 24 March 2013    

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Anthony Horowitz travelled to Antarctica’s frozen wilderness to research the setting for Oblivion, the epic conclusion to his bestselling teen fantasy series the Power of Five. It finds the Five – teenagers Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett – scattered in a hostile and dangerous world and struggling to re-group. The earth has almost been destroyed by the forces of darkness. Those who have survived are barely human, drifting in a world ruled by famine, terrorism and war. Any last hope now rests with these five extraordinary teenagers – the Gatekeepers. The Five must find each other and make a final stand against Chaos the King of the Old Ones . . . but Chaos is everywhere. He calls to them from Antarctica, where he is gathering his forces, preparing for a final battle in the frozen wasteland of Oblivion . . .

Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. He is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. He has written more than 35 books including the bestselling teenage spy series Alex Rider. He also writes for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle estate to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk. Horowitz is currently working with Stephen Spielberg and Peter Jackson writing the sequel to the Tintin film; and he has been involved in creating and writing leading television shows including award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, which has a new series airing on ITV this spring.

 

 

 

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11. Anthony Horowitz at Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Saturday 2nd March, 11:30am

One of our most celebrated writers for both children and adults talks about the inspirations, passions and experiences behind writing some of his most loved books, including Oblivion, the final book in The Power of Five series.

Anthony Horowitz has written for television, film and theatre and is the creator of the hugely popular detective drama Foyle’s War as well as the Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider Books and the supernatural fantasy sequence, The Power of Five.

Followed by a book signing; World Book Tokens accepted. Recommended for 10+years. Running time approx 45-60 minutes plus Q and A and book signing.

This event will take place at: Mercury Theatre, Colchester, CO1 1PT

FOLLOW THE LINK TO BOOK TICKETS http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/anthony-horowitz-oblivion/

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12. Anthony Horowitz at Mr Books on 20/02/13

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13. Anthony Horowitz on the Graham Norton Radio Show (Podcast)

In this week’s download Graham chats to author Anthony Horowitz about his latest novel Oblivion and answers questions from fans. Click the play button below to listen to the podcast. The segment with Anthony starts at about 18 minutes.

From the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/grahamnorton


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14. Anthony Horowitz at Victoria and Albert Museum on 11/12/12



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15. Oblivion: Interview with Anthony at Bookzone 4 Boys Blog

I read somewhere that you feel Oblivion to be the best book you have written. What is it about Oblivion that makes it so special for you?

Partly, it’s the characters. I think Pedro, the Peruvian street urchin, and Scott, the American twin who sells out and goes bad are two of the most interesting and well-drawn characters I’ve ever created. Partly it’s the amount of action I’ve managed to pack into the book which takes place all over the world with volcano eruptions, drug lords, slave markets, battles on the ice etc, etc. But above all, I think the book is my most personal. It has something – vaguely – to say. That may not matter to you but it matters to me.

Read the full interview here

There’s also a full spoiler-free review of Oblivion here:

Read the full Oblivion review on Bookzone 4 Boys



Open Oblivion Sample Chapter

Order Oblivion now from:
Amazon
Waterstones
WHSmith



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16. Anthony Horowitz’s top 10 Apocalypse Books – The Guardian

Tieing in with yesterday’s launch of Oblivion, the final book in the Power of Five series, Anthony lists his top ten apocalyptic books.

Dystopia. Apocalypse. Death and destruction. There are two problems when you set out to write a book in this vein. The first is that you find yourself very limited as to what you can actually describe. After all, there are so many ways that the world can end – war, disease, alien invasion, zombification etc. And whatever the cause, the end result is going to be pretty much the same: mass starvation, anarchy, long-term suffering and slow death. Unless you’re writing a screwball comedy (and there have been attempts), there’s hardly going to be much variation in the mood of the book either.

Read the full list on The Guardian



Open Oblivion Sample Chapter

Order Oblivion now from:
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17. Oblivion: OUT NOW!

Oblivion: out now!

Oblivion, the final book in Anthony Horowitz’s The Power of Five series, is out today.

Anthony kicked off the book tour last night with a launch party at The Ivy in London, where a copy of the book was frozen solid inside this ice sculpture.

Oblivion Ice Sculpture

Oblivion Ice Sculpture


Oblivion Ice Sculpture 2

Oblivion Ice Sculpture 2

Anthony is now on tour, with visits to:

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
The Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature
Waterstones Birmingham
Waterstones Milton Keynes
Eason Dublin

Find out how you can meet Anthony at these events here.

What to expect in Oblivion…

The earth has almost been destroyed by the forces of darkness. Those who have survived are barely human, drifting in a world ruled by famine, terrorism and war. Any last hope now rests with five extraordinary teenagers: the Gatekeepers.

The Five must find each other and make a final stand against Chaos, King of the Old Ones … but Chaos is everywhere. He calls to them from Antarctica, where he is gathering his forces, preparing for a last battle in the frozen wasteland of Oblivion. And one of the Five has turned traitor. The others know that without him they cannot win.

Chaos Beckons
Oblivion Awaits

Read a sample chapter below

Open Oblivion Sample Chapter

Order Oblivion now from:
Amazon
Waterstones
WHSmith

Or, find your local bookseller
http://www.booksellers.org.uk/bookshopsearch

Bring the cover to life…

We’ve also launched an augmented reality app that allows you to bring the cover of Oblivion to life. All you have to do is download “The Power of Five” app from the App Store or Google Play, then hold your phone in front of the book, or an image of the cover, and watch as it comes to life…

Download now from:
The App Store
Google Play



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18. Anthony Horowitz Oblivion Launch in Chorley on 04/10/12

Please note that the venue for this event has now changed. The previous venue, Preston has now been changed to Parklands High School in Chorley. All tickets previously purchased are still valid for the new venue.

THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR OBLIVION…

Anthony Horowitz is without question one of the world’s most celebrated writers for young people as well as adults. Hear Anthony talk about the inspirations, passions and experiences behind writing some of his most loved children’s books, including Alex Rider and find out about Oblivion, the epic and final instalment in the bestselling fantasy series, The Power of Five.

Join bestselling novelist and scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz on the launch night of ‘Oblivion’ and be amongst the first to read the very last instalment in his ‘The Power of Five’ series. The first novel, ‘Ravensgate’ won the prestigious Lancashire Book of the Year award, judged entirely by young people across Lancashire. It is fitting that Anthony joins us as the final novel in the series is published.

Entry is £3 which includes £2 off the price of the book on the night. Anthony will sign and personalise books.

THURSDAY 4th OCTOBER
Parklands High School
Southport Road
CHORLEY
PR 7 1LL
7.30pm

Tickets cost £3 (of which £2 is redeemable against Oblivion at the event)

To book tickets please call SilverDell of Kirkham on 01772 683444 or book online

http://anthonyhorowitz1-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

Tickets cost £3 (of which £2 is redeemable against Oblivion at the event)
and are available through Eventbrite

http://anthonyhorowitz1-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

Alternatively call SilverDell of Kirkham on 01772 683444





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19. Anthony Horowitz at Sky Arts Garden Theatre on 05/10/12



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20. Sherlock Holmes – The House of Silk available in paperback 30th August, 2012

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

Intrigued, Holmes and Watson find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events, stretching from the gas-lit streets of London to the teeming criminal underworld of Boston and the mysterious House of Silk . . .

House of Silk

House of Silk

Reviews
Perfectly paced, entirely unpredictable, edge-of-seat exciting and a total joy from start to
finish – SUNDAY EXPRESS

An exciting, well-crafted novel – SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

It seems improbable, if not impossible, but it s true Holmes is back at his best – INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

There is a suitably baffling mystery and the great detective is on top form. It’s very
good? dare I say as good as the original? – LITERARY REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF SILK is superb - DAILY TELEGRAPH

Enthusiastically replicating the spirit, style, suspense and atmosphere of Conan Doyle’s
stories, this skilfully crafted homage is an irresistible read – THE SUNDAY TIMES

Horowitz has captured Holmes Heaven – THE TIMES



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21. New Series of Foyle’s War

Michael Kitchen returns in a new series of Foyle’s War on ITV

ITV, Acorn Media, and Eleventh Hour Films today confirmed a new series of Foyle’s War starring Michael Kitchen and created by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.

Set during the early period after World War Two, Foyle will focus his attention on the world of espionage as he gathers secret intelligence in support of Britain’s security, defence and the Government’s foreign and economic policies.

The stories will range from Foyle identifying highly placed atomic spies to a true story of government corruption. A world of transition where the values and certainties of the war have given way to austerity, exhaustion and doubts about the direction the new government is taking.

In his new role as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Foyle discovers that the British establishment is rife with communist sympathisers and traitors. In this delicately balanced period in history, 1946-47, Foyle will use all his intelligence, guile and intuition to keep the country safe.

Said Michael Kitchen: “It’s great to be wanted and a pleasure to be back.”

Read the full article



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22. Oblivion Compeition: Win “Power of Five” goodies!

So while everybody is eagerly awaiting Oblivion, Walker Books have cooked up a nice little competition to win an exclusive Power of Five – Oblivion tshirt and a set of Power of Five books.

A little geographical research is required – well Anthony literally went to the ends of the earth to research the story – the least you could do is take a trip to Wikipedia!!! : )

Click the link below for more details.

Where is Anthony?





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23. The House of Silk – Chosen by The Richard and Judy Book Club

Anthony’s Sherlock Holmes book The House of Silk has been featured on the Richard and Judy Book Club.

From the Review:

“As to the story… well, if Conan Doyle could come back from the grave (something that as a firm believer in spiritualism and the power of mediums, he often threatened to do) he would certainly give Horowitz a warm, if spectral, handshake.”

“Horowitz spins an ever-more dramatic and dangerous story. What begins as a puzzle swiftly becomes a mystery with deeply sinister overtones. As Holmes and Watson become immersed in their investigations, they begin to hear the whispered words ‘the House of Silk’… what does the phrase mean? What links London’s foggy streets with the violent underworld that seethes in the American city of Boston?

This is quite simply one of the best detective mysteries I have read for a long time. Congratulations, Mr Horowitz. Can we have another one please?”

http://www.richardandjudy.co.uk/books/The-House-of-Silk/208

Hear Anthony talk about the book and his love of Conan Doyle’s originals in the Bookclub podcast:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/id436366121

House of Silk

House of Silk



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24. Anthony Horowitz at Waterstones (Milton Keynes) on 07/10/12





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25. Anthony Horowitz at Waterstones (Birmingham) on 07/10/12





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