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Alan Durant - Author

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alan Durant

Stat Man
Alan Durant - illustrated by Brett Hudson
Interest Age 10-14 Reading Age 8+ A brilliant read for all football – and stats-mad - readers. Scorelines, substitutions, club records and more, Arnie is great at remembering everything about football. Sadly, he's not so great at playing it…But that...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 26/10/2012 Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Billy Monster's Daymare
Alan Durant
A topsy-turvey story of scared monsters and scary children, pleasant night time and frightening daytime…Billy Monster can't sleep even though Daddy Monster howls lullabies to him and makes him soothing cups of cold slime. What can be done to help...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2008 Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Football Fever
Alan Durant - illustrated by Kate Leake
A Useful book about Families. Every boy's dream will be fulfilled in this wonderful book, about a completely football-obsessed boy called William. If you know someone with the football bug then this could be the book for...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2006 Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

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www.alandurant.co.uk/

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