Hello! My name is Piers Torday and I write for children.

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The Box of Delights

Starring Matthew Kelly and Josefina Gabrielle, my adaptation of John Masefield’s Christmas classic is nearly here.

‘I couldn’t be more excited that such a talented team is bringing The Box of Delights to life for a new generation – and at Wilton’s – wonderful!’ Stephen Fry


Leading writers join Alt-Write

November 21, 2017

I am delighted to join Ben Okri, Carol Ann Duffy and Frank Cottrell Boyce as contributors to Alt-Write, a new collection of writing from major authors intended to “debunk xenophobic myths and … help […


Find out more about my school visits, or where you can come and see me at a festival or bookshop near you.



Do you visit schools?


Yes. If you would like me to visit your school, please ask your teacher, school librarian or a parent/carer to email Authors Aloud.


Will there be another book in “The Last Wild” series?


Not for the time being. “The Wild Beyond”, the third book in the series, is the conclusion of Kester, Polly, Aida and all their animal friends’ adventures as I see it for now. I firmly believe that those left at the end of that story have very exciting futures ahead of them! But never say never. There might be a fourth book one day, you never know…