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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.


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Stat Man
Stat Man
Alan Durant
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 doesn’t...
Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2012
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Billy Monster's Daymare
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008
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Football Fever
Football Fever
Alan Durant
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 him....
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2006
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