Alan Durant


Alan Durant writes fiction for all ages, from pre-school prose to poetry for adults. His picture books include the award winning Burger Boy illustrated by Mei Matsuoka, Billy Monster’s Daymare illustrated by Ross Collins, I Love You Little Monkey illustrated by Kate McEwen and the classic story Always and Forever illustrated by Debi Gliori.

Alan has also written several novelty titles (Dear Tooth Fairy, Dear Father Christmas, Big Fish, Little Fish) and several pieces of junior fiction (Spider McDrew, Diary of a Tooth Fairy, Game Boy). Alan has also worked with Simon Rickerty on Unfortunately (Hachette) and Judi Abbot on Daddy I Can’t Sleep (Random House).

Alan’s 100th book, a middle grade novel, Clownfish, published by Walker Books in 2018.

Alan’s most recent titles include Quill Soup, Human Town (winner of the Derby Book Festival’s Children’s Picture Book Award 2023) and The Perfect Gift, all published by Tiny Owl.

Praise for Clownfish

A gem. – Telegraph

“Filled with warmth and humour, this short novel would suit children aged nine and over.” – 

Sweet, funny and heartwarming … absolutely worth a read. – Glasgow Herald


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