Hi! Welcome to my website!

My name's Alan Durant and, among other things, I write stories for children of all ages - from toddlers to teenagers. I also write poetry for children and adults.

Whether you want to find out about my books or my work in schools, or you're a Duran Duran fan who wandered in here by mistake, I hope you find something of interest.

Just click through the menu, and my world's your oyster!

Alan Durant - working with schools

Latest News

The dates for my next writing for children course in France are 30 May - 4 June (see My Course page for more details).

My next picture book writing course for Random House is on 23/24 June (https://shop.penguin.co.uk/products/childrens-writing-workshop)

I'm currently in South Africa running workshops. My next one will be in Franschhoek on Saturday 20 May (email www.alandurant.co.uk for more details). I'm also taking part in the Franschhoek Literary Festival Schools' Week.

Walker Books will be publishing my 100th book, a novel for 10 - 12-year-olds called Clownfish (when I finally finish it!).

The respite charity Derian House have just produced a fun Bedtime Story Collection CD, including my story Dizzy Dog read by the brilliant Dave Spikey (www.derianhouse.co.uk).

My latest book is What I Did on My Holiday, a collection of poems and very short stories, illustrated by Sam van Riet, published by Caboodle Books.

My first title for interactive on-line publisher Fiction Express was serialised last autumn (the football story, Ridley's Rovers). I'm currently working on a new Christmas story idea.

I'm on twitter and Facebook now. Follow me at @alan_durant and Alan Durant Children's Author. You can read my blog about issues relating to writing for children at http://alandurantblog@blogspot.com