Christian Darkin

Christian is the author of 16 books, 11 of them for children and young adults. His book, “The Skull,” was published by Bloomsbury. It features adventures spanning a thousand years, and includes smugglers, dinosaurs, spaceships and Victorian fossil hunters in a story which explores the development of science.

In addition, Christian has demonstrated that he is able to sensitively take on characters created by others. He has written a Doctor Who spinoff film (starring the 6th Doctor) which was well reviewed. He is also the author of the “Act Normal” series of chapter books for younger children, which now runs to 8 books, and counting.

As a journalist Christian has written for The Times, The Guardian, The FT and many popular science and technology magazines. He has also written two science documentaries, one about the future of space travel, the other about the evolution of sharks.