Margaret Mahy

1936 - 2012

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Margaret Mahy (21 March 1936 – 23 July 2012) was a New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. Many of her story plots have strong supernatural elements but her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up. She wrote more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 collections of short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Mahy has received more than 138,228 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Margaret Mahy is the 4,615th most popular writer (down from 4,231st in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 51st in 2019) and the 5th most popular New Zealander Writer.

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  • 18

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  • 3.57

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  • 2.71

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Among writers, Margaret Mahy ranks 4,615 out of 5,794Before her are Peter Ackroyd, Stefan Andres, Mateja Matevski, Marieluise Fleißer, Thomas Linacre, and Kim Iryeop. After her are Amy Tan, Luigi Galleani, Karim Rashid, Juris Alunāns, Gjorgji Abadžiev, and Takashi Tezuka.

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Among people born in 1936, Margaret Mahy ranks 357Before her are Richard Rodney Bennett, Richard E. Stearns, Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, Norberto Menéndez, Martin Gilbert, and Eduard Gufeld. After her are Paulo Emilio, David Hess, Ronnie Bucknum, Nahum Stelmach, Iya Savvina, and Michel Rousseau. Among people deceased in 2012, Margaret Mahy ranks 309Before her are Geoffrey Hughes, Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Peter Struck, Jorge Illueca, Sergey Nikolsky, and Phillip V. Tobias. After her are François Migault, Valeri Vasiliev, Barney McKenna, Jenni Rivera, Robert Hughes, and Doc Watson.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Margaret Mahy ranks 55 out of 206Before her are Kevin Smith (1963), Jonah Lomu (1975), Lee Tamahori (1950), Raymond Firth (1901), Fran Walsh (1959), and John Nicholson (1941). After her are Hugh Walpole (1884), Yvette Williams (1929), John Key (1961), Rupert Julian (1879), Geoff Murphy (1938), and Bill English (1961).

Among WRITERS In New Zealand

Among writers born in New Zealand, Margaret Mahy ranks 5Before her are Katherine Mansfield (1888), Ngaio Marsh (1895), Richard Curtis (1956), and Janet Frame (1924). After her are Hugh Walpole (1884), Keri Hulme (1947), Philippa Boyens (2000), and Hamish Bond (1986).