Portrait of Andy and Polly

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Authors - novels, nature writing, poetry, picture books, plays

Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters have written and edited over 110 books, many critically acclaimed, with rights and co-editions sold worldwide. Their books have been translated into 17 languages. These include poetry collections, picture books, storybooks, anthologies, plays, radio plays, graphic novels, verse novels and fiction. 

Their play, The Man Who Turned Into A Sofa, on the theme of depression, first aired on Radio 4 in 2014, repeated in 2016. "This was so powerful, so economical, so completely honest, each of the characters laying themselves bare, without pretence or excuse, it had me hooked from start to finish and then I had to listen to it again to catch the phrases that rang so true." Kate Chisholm, the Spectator.

Andrew's most recent title is Wilderland, wildlife & wonder from the Shropshire borders. 'Among the current crop of British nature writers, he deserves a prominent place.' TLS 'a lovely book and, above all things, inspiring.' Amateur Photographer, 5 star review.

Other recent titlles include Andrew's wild-swimming, nature and mental health memoir Dip, a year of Wild Swims and Stories from the Borderlands, published by Rider Books {Random House}. Dip featured in You Magazine, Radio 4 Midweek 'A lyrical book' Libby Purves, and on the BBC One Show.  "The writing is beautiful, and it is clear that the author loves words as much as he loves water. Indeed, there are moments when words and water fuse together" Matt Haig, Independent. 

‘Dip tells of a total immersion in Nature, a courageous trust in its restorative powers and an authentic experience of the wild. This is a damn good read.’ Paul Evans, Guardian Country Diarist

Also, Polly & Andrew's children's picture book about the impact of depression on a family, The Colour Thief, illustrated by the excellent Karin Littlewood, is published by Wayland in association with SANE. 'I would wholeheartedly recommend this; it is honest, compassionate and soothing' Read It Daddy.

Andrew is now a wildlife and landscape photographer, winning awards in British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, International Garden Photographer of the Year and Close Up Photographer of the Year. His photos regularly appear in the national papers and magazines. His photography books include Upland {Graffeg 2017} and the National Trust guidebook to the Long Mynd. www.andrewfusekpeters.com.

Current titles include ten trickster folk tales from around the world, with ten superb illustrators for IB International. Andrew's eco fantasy thriller Ravenwood, and its sequel The Glass Forest, are published with Chicken House and 15 countries world wide. 'No wonder it is being described as an epic,' Books For Keeps. Also available as a BBC audio book.  Andrew's poetry collection Leaves Are Like Traffic Lights is out with Salt. Andrew and Polly's Shropshire set horror novel Do Not Wake The Devil is out with Pearson.Their poetry is represented on the Poetry Archive.