Anthony's first novel was published in 1979 when Anthony was just 23. He has since written many more and is also a prolific writer for television, film and theatre. He created the popular television series Foyle's War and the popular series Midsomer Murders.
Anthony's phenomenally successful series of books about teen superspy Alex Rider have delighted children all over the world.
In 2003, Anthony was delighted to win the Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key as it was voted for entirely by children. Anthony's supernatural series, The Power of Five, which begins with Raven's Gate, was inspired by a simple thought. 'Isn't it more exciting to imagine these great battles with all their magic and mystery happening in the very high street where you live, just out of the corner of your eye?'
Anthony lives in north London with his wife Jill Green, a TV producer, and their sons Nicholas and Cassian. His whole family gets involved in his writing. Jill has produced several of Anthony's scripts, including the drama serial Foyle's War, which won the Lew Grade Audience Award in 2003.
His son Cassian is already a seasoned actor, having appeared in three of his shows, and Nicholas, his oldest son, has helped Anthony to research the Alex Rider books by trying his hand at everything from scuba-diving to snowboarding and surfing!
Best known titles OblivionThe Power of Five: NecropolisRaven's GateEvil StarNightriseSnakeheadArk AngelScorpiaEagle StrikeSkeleton KeyPoint BlancStormbreakerStormbreakerThe Falcon's MalteserPublic Enemy No.2South by South EastThe SwitchGranny