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).

I'm going to be in Qatar for ten days from 4 February - the trip was postponed from last year due to the death of my dad in November.

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 next book, What I Did on My Holiday, is an illustrated collection of poems and very short stories. Out soon.

I'm wrote my first (football) story, Ridley's Rovers, for the interactive on-line publisher Fiction Express last autumn. Currently working on a new Christmas story idea.

I'm on twitter now. Follow me at @alan_durant and you can read my blog about issues relating to writing for children at http://alandurantblog@blogspot.com