You know the stories, you love the characters, but do you know the story behind the writer? Anthony Horowitz grew up in a life of wealth and privilege that most people can only dream of. And now, as the creator of the popular Alex Rider series, Horowitz has become one of the most popular children�s authors in the world. But before Horowitz found his calling as a writer, he first had to overcome an unhappy childhood and an early lack of success in order to become the successful writer he is today. In a one-volume reference, Anthony Horowitz details the life and real-life influences of this famous author, revealing the person behind the words, and the author behind the literature we love.