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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Alex Rider

Anthony Horowitz Interviewed by Amanda Craig

Saturday, 4 April 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8

Get ready for action, adrenaline and adventure with bestselling author and Oxford favourite Anthony Horowitz.
April sees publication of an explosive new adventure in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series, Nightshade, and we will be celebrating 20 years of the books that have reinvented the spy genre. Hear Horowitz talk about the inspiration and passions behind the series, and a writing career full of death, deception and nail-biting tension.

Horowitz is author of the Alex Rider books and the Power of Five series. He enjoys international acclaim as a writer for both children and adults. After the success of his first James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, he was invited back by the Ian Fleming Estate to write a second, Forever and a Day. His latest crime novel, The Word is Murder, introducing Detective Daniel Hawthorne, was a bestseller. Horowitz has also written for television including Collision, New Blood and the Bafta-winning Foyle’s War. Alex Rider adventures are being adapted for television. Horowitz received the honorary fellowship of Oxford Literary Festival in 2018.

Here he talks to novelist, short-story writer and critic Amanda Craig. She covers children’s books for the New Statesman and literary fiction for the Observer.

Age 9+

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd