More information and resources
- Margaret’s work has won numerous awards.
- Our bibliography of articles and interviews about Margaret Mahy.
- Search our catalogue for items about Margaret Mahy (includes books, recordings, archives, photographs etc).
- Christchurch City Libraries is home to the Margaret Mahy Collection - a collection of New Zealand children’s books.
- Photographs and images of Margaret in our collection.
- Margaret Mahy in the Canterbury Heroes gallery.
- A set of Margaret Mahy images and words online at Digital NZ.
- Margaret Mahy adaptations and appearances on NZ On Screen.
- Margaret Mahy stamp issue In 2013 NZ Post issued stamps featuring The lion in the meadow, The great white man-eating shark, The changeover, The word witch and A summery Saturday morning.
Tributes to Margaret Mahy
Margaret Mahy died on Monday 23 July 2012. There have been some wonderful tributes to her published around the world. This is a selection of blog posts, obituaries and articles:
- What I learned from Margaret Mahy by Moata Tamaira on her Stuff blog Blog Idle
- Inspiring author a global favourite by Mike Crean in The Press
- Memories of Margaret Mahy by Guy Somerset in the New Zealand Listener
- Open house: Margaret Mahy, The Storyteller in The Meadow Craig Ranapia on his Public Address blog Muse. There is an open forum for people to share their memories.
- R.I.P. Margaret Mahy 21 March 1936 - 23 July 2012 by Graham ‘Bookman’ Beattie on his Beattie’s Book blog.
- Margaret Mahy, hero by Elizabeth Knox
- Margaret Mahy a tribute and Storify by Sarah Gallager on her blog.
- Margaret Mahy by Deborah Shepard on her website.
- Margaret Mahy: the unassuming doyenne of children’s literature by Jillian Ewart, writer for The Read on the BooksellersNZ website.
- Margaret Mahy: Enchanted by life’s possibilities by Phil Taylor in The New Zealand Herald
- Images from our Margaret Mahy display in the Aotearoa New Zealand collection, Central Library Tuam.
Margaret’s writings and speeches
- Margaret Mahy’s speech The Catalogue of the Universe from the Are Angels ok? conference - Radio NZ
- Two Trilogies and a Mystery: Speculations on the Earthsea Stories - a review of the writer Ursula Le Guin by Margaret Mahy.
Biographies and interviews
- Margaret Mahy profile at New Zealand On Screen.
- Margaret Mahy at the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre.
- The International Children’s Digital Library has the complete text of Margaret Mahy by Kevin Boon, a title in the Famous New Zealand Women series.
- Margaret Mahy interview in Christchurch City Libraries’ Interviews with NZ Children’s Authors.
- The New Zealand Book Council’s author profile on Margaret Mahy.
- A brief biography on the HarperCollins website.
- The State Library of Victoria, Australia featured an exhibition about Margaret Mahy August 1 - September 15 1997.