Hello! My name is Piers Torday and I write for children: novels, short stories and plays.

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Wild About Writing

 The WINNER of the Wild About Writing competition with Blackwell’s Bookshop and Hachette Children’s Group is:
We had an epic number of entries, and narrowed it down to an incredible shortlist. The judges had to make a tough decision, but in the end Siri’s tale was so in the spirit of the starter – wildly imaginative, full of cool characters and exciting events from start to finish.
Siri wins £500 of books for her school library, a £50 Blackwell’s voucher for herself, a digital school visit from me, a set of signed books, and some specially designed, printed copies of her story from Hachette. Congratulations!


Prequel to The Last Wild announced!

October 21, 2020

Delighted to announce that, eight years later, there will be a prequel to THE LAST WILD. THE WILD BEFORE will be publishing in March 2021 with Hachette Children’s. Drawing on themes of climate change,…



Can I read your books aloud online?


If you are a teacher, you may read aloud individual chapters at a time, that are not recorded, via a closed virtual learning environment for pupils only. Please don’t read whole books aloud in one session or record any of your readings. Thank you!




Where can I find classroom resources for your books?


There are some excellent free classroom resources for “The Last Wild” provided by Sustainable Learning

I will be putting up more here for all books very shortly, watch this space.

Teachers could sign up to CLPE’s excellent Power of Reading scheme and get a whole teaching sequence based on “The Last Wild”.



Do you visit schools?


I offer both in person and online visits, depending on your requirements. For more information on how to arrange a visit, the sessions I offer, and fees, please contact:

Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.