Anthony Horowitz talks Bond on BBC Radio 2

Anthony Horowitz, who has just been confirmed as writing a second James Bond continuation novel, appeared on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday.

Anthony Horowitz reads from Trigger Mortis

You can listen to the interview online until 3rd November by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. It starts 1:08:30 into the show, with the segment in which he discusses Bond at the 1:19:50 mark.

In case the interview is no longer available, or if you don’t want to listen, I’ve outlined the major points.

Horowitz tells Mayo that he was astonished to be asked to write a second book but he can’t reveal too much. He was never tempted to say no and although he didn’t expect to do a second novel, he did have an opening sentence. He also had the idea to do Bond at the beginning of his career, “when he’s just beginning to be a double-O killer” and look at where “shaken, not stirred” came from.

Although he has said on twitter that the book amy or may not be set around the time of Casino Royale/Live And Let Die, it certainly does sound as if it will be that way.

If you’ve listened to the interview let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Source: BBC Radio 2

Thanks to Reuben Wakeman for the alert.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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