i contemporanei – Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz (1956 – ) is an English author and screenwriter (sceneggiatore). His father was councillor (consigliere) of prime minister Harold Wilson. Facing bankruptcy (per fronteggiare la banacarotta), Horowitz’s father removed his wealth (ricchezze) from his bank accounts and hid it (li nascose) away under a pseudonym, but when  he then died, the family was never able to find the missing money (denaro mancante). Horowitz enjoyed reading books from his father’s library; his mother, introduced him to Frankenstein and Dracula. From the age of eight, Horowitz knew he wanted to be a writer, realising “the only time when I’m totally happy is when I’m writing”. Graduated (laureato) from the University of York with a BA in English Literature in 1977, he  now lives in North London with his wife Jill Green, the producer of Foyle’s War, the series Horowitz writes for ITV. He has written over fifty books and  many children’s novels, including The Power of Five, Alex Rider and The Diamond Brothers series. He is a successful author for television: he adapted many of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot novels for the ITV series and  is the creator and writer of the ITV series Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders (It. L’ispettore Barnaby) and Collision. A. Horowitz has been chosen as author of the new series of Sherlock Holmes stories