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Tor Udall


Specialises in: 

Literary fiction, reading group fiction, narratives with a hint of the speculative.

Services offered: 

Three month mentoring. 

**Please note: Tor is not available for mentoring until mid-2019.

About Tor: 

Tor Udall’s critically-acclaimed debut A Thousand Paper Birds was longlisted for The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and has so far been translated into six languages. Earlier in her career she studied theatre and film and became a theatre director, teacher and choreographer.


At the Festival of Writing she delivered the final keynote address and judged the Best Opening Chapter competition and Friday Night Live. Her specialisms are literary fiction, reading group fiction and narratives that have a hint of the speculative.

A Thousand Paper Birds: 

Longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2018.


Jonah roams Kew Gardens trying to reassemble the shattered pieces of his life after the death of his wife, Audrey. Weathering the seasons and learning to love again, he meets Chloe, an enigmatic origami artist who is hesitant to let down her own walls.

In the gardens he also meets ten-year-old Milly, and Harry, a gardener, both of whom have secrets of their own to keep - and mysteries to solve.


'A masterful exploration of love, loss and the healing power of the natural world. Heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure.' Observer

'Unputdownable fiction...Poetic and finely wrought.' Sunday Express

'A story of death and its aftermath, which lingers long after the last page.' Independent


Read more about Tor's debut novel A Thousand Paper Birds here >> 

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Twitter: @TorUdall

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