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 going to be in South Africa from 31 August - 20 September at the JOZI Book Fair and the Open Book Fair in Cape Town and running some one-day workshops and a weekend writing retreat. Very exciting!

On 1 October I am running a second Guardian Masterclass Picture Book Writing workshop (www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclass). Book your place now!

I'm writing my first (football) story, Ridley's Rovers, for the interactive on-line publisher Fiction Express, starting 9 September.

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