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Anthony Horowitz’s Final “Alex Rider” Book Promises to be “Dark”
Best-Selling British Author Visiting Hong Kong for Upcoming Book Fair

5 July 2010 – The final instalment in British writer Anthony Horowitz’s “Alex Rider” series promises to be a nerve-tingling affair, said the author, in a recent interview with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). 

Mr Horowitz will be in Hong Kong for the 21st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, and is featured in a recent interview with the HKTDC’s webcasting service. (For the full interview, please visit http://www.youtube.com/hktdc.) 

“It’s a very dark Alex Rider novel,” Mr Horowitz told the HKTDC, adding that he is about halfway through writing the book. “It’s very definitely the last one and, as you read it and sort of get a sense that there’s no way out of this, so there’s only one possible conclusion.” 

Alex Rider is a teenage spy, whose adventures have been chronicled in eight novels to date. Mr Horowitz has written many children’s novels, including The Power of Five and The Diamond Brothers. 

Public Forums
The Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the HKTDC, runs 21-27 July and will feature some 200 cultural events under the theme “Reading the World, Writing the Future.” The Book Fair will spotlight other notable English-language authors as well, including James Fenton, Stephen Fry, Andrew Roberts and Frederick Forsyth. The latter three will appear at two Book Fair public forums.

The city’s own literary talent will also shine, with appearances by New York-born, Hong Kong-raised novelist Andrew Xia Fukuda, and novelist Xu Xi, a Chinese-Indonesian from Hong Kong and writer-in-residence at City University of Hong Kong’s Department of English. Several Book Fair authors are being featured in HKTDC webcasts in the run-up to the Book Fair.

Related Links
HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair – http://hkbookfair.hktdc.com/en
Anthony Horowitz webcast – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvi6oTMw_4c 

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About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.




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