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Name Christian Darkin

About Christian Darkin

I’m a writer and animator working in South East London, and I’d be delighted to answer any questions, or come along to your school or event to talk about my work.

I’ve written 15 books ranging from a picture book introducing very young children to the concept of evolution right up to novels for young adults and factual books.

I’ve also written for radio, TV and the theatre (two Edinburgh Fringe shows, sketches for Radio comedy and a Doctor Who spinoff starring the 6th Doctor), as well as journalistic articles for more magazines and newspapers than I can name (although they include The Times, The Guardian, The FT and young people’s science titles like Flipside and Focus).

My first novel, The Skull was picked up by Bloomsbury and you can find it on Amazon where it seems to be gaining positive reviews.

I’ve opted to make my second young adult title, @TheLogician available for free (you can download it here right now and read it on anything with a screen).

I’m also the author of the “Act Normal” series of chapter books aimed at children who are starting to read independently.

If you want to see what I’m working on now, take a look at the “Writing now” link above. If you want to contact me, I try to respond to all emails.

As an animator, I’ve created special effects for movies, worked on video games and produced graphics for an entire series on CBeebies. I’ve resurrected dinosaurs for museum displays and built spaceships for movies. my animation work


Christian Darkin Books

Above books by the author are those featured in Pop Up Education Programmes