Piers Torday – Childrens author talks about Bookshop Day

It’s a BOOKSHOP DAY SPECIAL. Bookshop Day is on Saturday 9th October, and Books Are My Bag are encouraging you to spend time in your local bookshop, be it big or small.

This week, we’re chatting to children’s author Piers Torday. He’s published 7 books, they’ve been translated into 14 languages, he’s won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

His new book is ‘The Wild Before’. It’s a prequel to ‘The Last Wild’ trilogy, and tells the story of Little Hare who must round up all the other animals to help save the world. It’s about climate change, standing up for your beliefs and working together.

We talk about the differences in writing for kids and adults, also about copying and being inspired, about planning, plotting and rhythm, and what bookshops mean to him.

You can get a copy of Piers’ book here – https://amzn.to/3ApAd9v
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