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Margaret Mahy, ONZ
Acclaimed children’s author and novelist Margaret Mahy was a natural storyteller. Her illustrious career began when she was a young girl telling wild tales at school. Her first book to be published was A Lion in the Meadow in 1969, and she went on to author more than 120 titles many of which have been translated into 15 languages.
Over her lifetime Mahy won numerous awards, including winning the Esther Glen Medal six times, winning the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006 and, in a world first, the Carnegie Medal for her first and seconds novels.
Watch this excerpt from Made in New Zealand: Margaret Mahy, produced by Raconteur International, with funding from NZ On Air.
Image: Screengrab from Made in New Zealand: Margaret Mahy courtesy of Raconteur International.
Catalogue Reference F94595
Director: Sonja De Friez
Producer: Veronica McCarthy