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

I'm writing my first (football) story, Ridley's Rovers, for the interactive on-line publisher Fiction Express. Just finished Chapter 4! Only one more to go...

The South Africa trip was amazing. Going to be out and about at schools for the next couple of weeks before flying to Kuwait and Qater for a month on 15 October.

Walker Books will be publishing my 100th book, a novel for 10 - 12-year-olds called Clownfish.

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.

After the success of the French writing courses, I'm running one in Brighton from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December (email alandurant58@gmail.com for details). Places will be limited, so book early!

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