Anthony Horowitz and Naomi Alderman made Royal Society of Literature Fellows
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Anthony Horowitz and Naomi Alderman made Royal Society of Literature Fellows

Writers given prestigious accolades during ceremony in Bloomsbury, becoming two of 31 new Fellows introduced this year.

Naomi Alderman and Anthony Horowitz
Naomi Alderman and Anthony Horowitz

Authors Naomi Alderman and Anthony Horowitz have been appointed Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature in a ceremony in Bloomsbury on Monday evening.

Alderman, 43, whose book ‘The Power’ last year won the prestigious Bailey’s Prize for women’s literature, and prolific author Horowitz, 63, were two of 31 new Fellows introduced to the Society this year.

Fellowship election is described as a “uniquely prestigious literary honour, awarded by writers to writers” and the ceremony sees newly introduced Fellows signing the RSL roll book using the pens of either T S Eliot, Byron or George Eliot.

‘The Power’ has been hailed as a “classic of the future” and is set in an imagined future, in which girls and women can kill men with a single touch, by sending electrical bolts through their fingers.

Alderman’s academic father, Geoffrey, is an expert on Anglo-Jewry and lectures at the University of Buckingham. He was the lone Zionist academic to attend an anti-Israel conference in Cork last year.

Horowitz, who was born in Stanmore, is best known for his ‘Alex Powers’ series, ‘The Diamond Brothers’ series and his TV script-writing for ITV productions including ‘Foyle’s War’ and ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot.’

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