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

My new picture book, Daddy, I Can't Sleep has just been published by Random House!

The paperback edition of Dear Mermaid is now available, published by Walker Books.

Ransom have just 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 just published new 4U2 Read versions of Game Boy Reloaded and Game Boy Galatic

My next writing course in France will run from 26 - 31 May 2015. It'll be a lot of fun. Spread the word!

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