Alan Brough

Hi, I’m Alan Brough. I was born in New Zealand and am quite a bit older than I would like to be. 

I have always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then Dad and I went to see ‘Star Wars’ and I decided that, actually, I really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an actor. 

So I became an actor. 

After a while I realised there wasn’t that much acting work for 6’ 4” guys with slightly lopsided faces and thick curly hair so I became a director, a broadcaster, a composer, a dancer (it’s true!), a musician, a singer and then, in an unexpected turn of events, a professional music nerd. 

Finally I’ve got around to being a writer. 

One day I hope to be able to write a biography that includes phrases like ‘best-selling’, ‘award winner’ and ‘so successful that he recently bought a solid gold toilet’ but, until then, I am just happy to look at my copy of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies and think, ‘Cool! I wrote a book!’ 

Alan Brough released his second book in June 2017, Charlie and the Karaoke Cockroaches, which is just as hilarious as his first.