Piers Torday was born in Northumberland, which is possibly the one part of England where more animals live than people. After school and university he worked as a producer and writer in theatre, live comedy and TV, including developing comedy shows like Argumental for Dave and the recent Boom Town for BBC Three.
Piers' father is the celebrated author Paul Torday, who wrote Salmon Fishing in the Yemen at the age of 59. This inspired Piers to start writing himself, and The Last Wild was born, which has now sold in over 11 countries worldwide. The sequel, The Dark Wild, was published in 2014. Piers now lives in London, where there are more animals than you might think.