Vale Margaret Mahy – 1936 – 2012

Children’s book author Margaret Mahy, one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed literary figures, died today.

Mahy, 76, died in Christchurch this afternoon after a brief illness, according to reports from book blooger Graham Beattie and the Whitcoulls website.

…She has written more than 120 books which have been translated into 15 languages. She has also won many of the world’s premier children’s book awards, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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