Piers Torday

From a background in theatre and television, Piers Torday is an award-winning children's author.

Piers regularly visits schools, bookshops, libraries, conferences and festivals throughout the year.

Piers gives a highly illustrated, animated and interactive TED style presentation exploring the values of sharing stories, and childhood reading and writing for a primary school age audience. He will explain how he became an author, and what inspired him. He will also talk about how he learned to write books through The Last Wild, tell the very personal story which led to There May Be A Castle, and explain why he wrote The Lost Magician.

The talk lasts about an hour, after which Piers will be happy to take questions, before signing books.

Piers is happy to speak to girls, boys or mixed audiences.

For ages 7-12

For audiences of 100+; no maximum

“We would like to express our gratitude for your visit. Both children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed your fun and inspirational talk. And now all your books in the library are constantly on loan! It was a pleasure to meet you.”

St. Joseph’s Highgate


“Piers’ enthusiasm and conviction was infectious, and I suspect we all left with a reinforced belief in the importance of creativity as part of our education.”

All Hallows School, Somerset


“I wanted to get in touch to send an enormous thanks to Piers on behalf of the Garden House Parents Association. The talk was wonderfully inspirational, and the children were enthralled and hugely entertained by Piers. Thanks to him for his time, we are extremely grateful.”

Garden House School, London

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