Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower, when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider series and the Diamond Brothers series. The Alex Rider series is about a 14-year-old boy becoming a spy and was made into a movie entitled Stormbreaker. In 2003, he was awarded the Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. He also wrote a novel, The Killing Joke, for adults. He has created Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for television as well as written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid. He currently lives in north London with his wife and two sons.