24 Jul 2012
Creative New Zealand mourns the passing of renowned children’s author Margaret Mahy.
The author of more than 120 titles, and translated into 15 languages, Margaret had readers throughout the world. Prior to writing full time she worked as a children’s librarian at Christchurch City Libraries.
Awarded the Order of New Zealand in 1993, she also won many major international awards for children’s writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. Most recently she won the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award for The Moon and Farmer McPhee.
More information on her life and works can be found on the New Zealand Book Council website.