Margaret Mahy – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Margaret Mahy died at age 76, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding young adult author Margaret Mahy's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

Information about the death of Margaret Mahy
Cause of deathCancer of jaw
Age of death76 years
ProfessionYoung Adult Author
BirthdayMarch 21, 1936
Death dateJuly 23, 2012
Place of deathChristchurch, New Zealand
Place of burialN/A


"I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"I hope I am not too repetitive. However, coming to terms with death is part of the general human situation."

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