Darren writes vivid, unruly fiction for children. His debut novel Scavengers was a Guardian Best Book of 2019, and was selected for 2019’s national Summer Reading Challenge. He also provided the story for The Dust on the Moth, a crowdfunded multimedia novel for adults. His third novel FURTHERMOOR will be published by Usborne in Spring 2022.
Darren lives with his wife and two sons in Nottingham, where he works with the Literacy Trust to promote reading for pleasure. He loves using otherworldly settings and unconventional characters to explore bravery, self-discovery, and the endless quirks that make up our real lives.