Saturday 29 September 4.50–5.30pm
Join the Guardian Children’s Book Award winner, author of The Last Wild trilogy Piers Torday as he talks about his new book The Lost Magician (“One of the most clever and ambitious children’s books of the year” The Bookseller) Inspired by the C.S. Lewis Narnia stories, come with Piers to the enchanted land of Folio, to meet the Reads and the Unreads, and discover why the most powerful magic of all is the kind found inside a good book…
A former theatre and television producer, Piers’ books include The Last Wild (Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize), The Dark Wild (Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize), and There May Be a Castle (Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2018). His latest book, The Lost Magician, is published in September. Piers was inspired to write The Last Wild by the shocking discovery that Earth has lost over half its wildlife in the last 40+ years.
A regular festival speaker, Piers is a constant visitor at schools both here and abroad to talk to children about their reading and writing. A Beanstalk reading helper in North London, he is also a Trustee of the Pleasance Theatre Trust, where he sits on their Development committee, and Ministry of Stories, and an Artistic Associate at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Find out more at pierstorday.com
Piers’ book The Dark Wild, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2014.