RIP Margaret Mahy
July 23, 2012 10:08 PM Subscribe
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Acclaimed New Zealand children's and young adult's book author Margaret Mahy died in Christchurch
yesterday aged 76.Guardian Obituary Link
: Winner of many of the world's major children's prizes, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen medal, Mahy took the UK's Carnegie medal with her first two novels, The Haunting and The Changeover, both supernatural coming-of-age tales. She was also awarded the Order of New Zealand for her internationally acclaimed contribution to children's literature, which ranged from picture books to short stories and novels. "It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life," she once said.
In Her Own Words
- A short article in which she discusses her craft.
Some net-available work:
Down the back of the chair
Parliamentary tributes Video
(beginning with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key)
Made in New Zealand - Margaret Mahy
Radio NZ Interviews Collection