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Notable for her Carnegie Medal-winning young adult books The Changeover and The Haunting, Mahy also penned the classic and widely-translated works The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate and A Lion in the Meadow.
After studying at both Auckland University College and Canterbury University College, she trained as a librarian and was eventually hired as the Canterbury Public Library’s head Children’s Librarian.
Her numerous literary honors include the 2006 Hans Christian Andersen Award; the 2003 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Award; and the 2005 Phoenix Award.
How did Margaret Mahy die?
Margaret Mahy's death was caused by cancer of jaw.
She was 76. The cause was cancer, a cousin, Ron Mahy, told the BBC. Ms.
|Cause of death||Cancer of jaw|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Profession||Young Adult Author|
|Birthday||March 21, 1936|
|Death date||July 23, 2012|
|Place of death||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing."Margaret Mahy
"I don't think I prefer writing for one age group above another. I am just as pleased with a story which I feel works well for very small children as I do with a story for young adults."Margaret Mahy
"Writing for young children I find I often use particular jokes with words and exaggerated, funny events, but some of these haunt the more complex stories for older children too."Margaret Mahy
"Ellis's understanding of himself and the world around him certainly develops because of his adventures, and part of that development comes through recognizing other people for what they are."Margaret Mahy
"I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation."Margaret Mahy