Anthony Horowitz on writing

pencil note is scribbling at the Hay literary festival in Wales this week. An inspiring conference of imagination and books.

Anthony Horowitz holding court with some fabulous quotes:

All the teachers that taught me at my prep school have featured in my books as characters. I killed every single one of them. Some of them, twice.

Never ever trust a teacher that has more hair coming out of his nose or his ears than he has on his head.

I have very strong views about violence in children's books. There isn't enough of it.

I love writing. I love the scratch of the nib of a fountain pen on paper, the flow of the blue ink onto the blank page, the start of another limitless adventure.