Alistair McCallum was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and trained as an English language teacher at International House in London.

He has worked at a number of schools and colleges in Italy, England and the Middle East. He has taught English to students of all ages and levels for a wide range of purposes, and spent three years as a teacher of English Language and Literature at the University of Salerno, Italy.

Alistair has adapted Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing for the Oxford Bookworms Playscripts series.