Anthony Horowitz admits he was envious of other James Bond authors

06-Sep-2015 • Literary

Anthony Horowitz was interviewed by the The Times today this weekend in the UK about his upcoming James Bond continuation novel 'Trigger Mortis.'

Asked about how he felt when Sebastian Faulks was the first author to pen an official 007 novel after the Raymond Benson era wrapped in 2002, Horowitz said: "I will admit that I was envious. I felt the same when Jeffrey Deaver and William Boyd were invited to write Bond novels of their own. I began to think – why not me? James Bond had always been a passion. I was sure I could do a good job. Then, miraculously, Ian Fleming Publications approached me."

"I loved writing Trigger Mortis. Part of the pleasure was rereading the original novels and working out all the tricks and the techniques that make them so great. I also had fun thinking up action sequences that the books – and films – hadn’t already covered."

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