Type of Artist:
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize winner 2014
Teach Primary Book Award 2019
An interactive presentation on books, reading and writing, with questions.
DetailsPreferred age range:
8 - 11 year olds
No of sessions per day:
London and an hour from London, 2, elsewhere 1; overnight/international – 3
3 sessions a day available during World Book Week only.
45-60 minutes including Q& A
Areas prepared to travel to:
If travel and overnight expenses are met, anywhere, otherwise initially within 90 minutes from London.
Rail and taxi – but have full driving license if car only option
Please email us for details
Please indicate which speaker you are interested in.
Yes – SoA Members Public Liability Insurance up to £10m. CRB.
Piers Torday website
The Wild Before (2021)
The Frozen Sea (2019)
The Lost Magician (2017)
There May Be a Castle (2016)
The Wild Beyond (2015)
The Dark Wild (2014) Guardian Children's Fiction Prize winner 2014.
The Last Wild (2013)
“Please can you pass on our sincere thanks to Piers for his time this afternoon. He was fab! The children were totally engrossed for his full presentation…It was over too soon!”
Round House Primary Academy, St Neots (Sept 2019)
“Huge thanks to Piers for such a wonderful talk today at Ashlyns School. The talk was absolutely spell-binding and I've already received lovely feedback from the teachers from the session.”
Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted (Oct 2019)
“That was brilliant! Walhampton pupils are huge fans and were delighted to see Piers and have their questions answered.”
Walhampton School, online Q&A (March 2020)\
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming to St John’s last week. You were an absolute highlight of the week with both the children and the staff. Our pupils have all been so inspired by your talk and learning about the real magic that stories hold. It was the perfect opening presentation for a wonderful day.”
St John’s College School, Cambridge (March 2020)
“Thank you for your amazing keynote. It was outstanding and so thoughtfully put together. It was also beautiful!”
UKLA Writing for Pleasure Conference (Jan 2021)
“I wanted to take the time to say a HUGE thank you for being a part of our first virtual World Book Week celebrations. You definitely started things off on a high note…thank you for being an inspiration to our students and for bringing the wonderful world of creating stories to life.”
Upton House School, online (March 2021)
“The whole session was extremely fascinating and we cannot wait to start writing our own narratives.”
Year 6, Sacred Heart Primary, Biggleswade (Dec 2021)
“Piers was a big hit with the children and really inspiring and engaging… thanks again for captivating the children's imaginations.”
Fleetville Junior School, St Albans (Feb 2022)
“Piers was funny and inspiring, and really connected with the pupils.”
Hexham Middle School, Hexham (July 2022)
“All the children really enjoyed the workshops - this is exactly why we do author events and also a testament to how well you pitched your talks that they inspired and entertained in equal measure”
Alleyn’s Junior School, (March 2023)
Piers Torday Amazon site