Author Profile - Alan Durant

Author of: Doing the Double (Shades 2.0 series) and numerous titles for the Reading Stars series.

Alan Durant has written over ninety books and won a number of awards, including the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award for Billy Monster’s Daymare.

He writes lots of different styles of books and for a wide age-range – from teenage thrillers to picture books. He’s written spooky books, science-fiction, school stories, funny stories, horror, thrillers and football stories – including Doing the Double. He also writes poetry for children and adults.

His work was featured in the BBC series English Express, which won a Children’s BAFTA Award, as did the episode of CITV’s Bookaboo featuring his award-winning picture book Burger Boy.

He is a frequent visitor to primary and secondary schools throughout the UK and overseas, giving talks and readings and running creative writing workshops. He is married with three children and lives in Brighton.

Twitter: @alan_durant.