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

On 27 February I am running a Guardian Masterclass Picture Book Writing workshop (www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclass).

My latest title is Et Tu, Brute, a short young adult thriller published by ReadZone Books, who've also reissued my picture books Noah's Shark, Hoppy Ever After and Flying South

Look out for my picture book, Daddy, I Can't Sleep published by Random House and the paperback edition of Dear Mermaid published by Walker Books.

Ransom have published four of my stories in their Reading Stars series: Ha Ha, Hyena, Abby the Acrocat, Frank N. Stine's Robot and Greedylocks (more information at www.ransom.co.uk).

Barrington Stoke have published new 4U2 Read versions of Game Boy Reloaded and Game Boy Galatic

My next writing course in France will run from 31 May - 6 June 2016. Book now!

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