Margaret Mahy Biography

This Study Guide consists of approximately 14 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Dangerous Spaces.
This section contains 498 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Dangerous Spaces Short Guide

Prolific New Zealand author Margaret Mahy was born in Whakatane, New Zealand, on March 21, 1936. She has spent most of her life in New Zealand, graduating from the University of New Zealand in 1958 with a Bachelor's degree and a Diploma of Librarianship.

In addition to being a writer, Mahy has worked as a librarian in various public, school, and university libraries in New Zealand and Australia.

Mahy recalls inventing and telling stories before she could read and traces her evolution as a writer in the following way: "I began as a listener, became a teller, then a reader, and then a writer in that order." Half-seriously, she describes the dilemma she faces as a librarian, "the ultimate result of this evolutionary process," in being forced to impose an order on books that defy her attempts at definition. As she explains, "Making books available in the most sensible way...

(read more)

This section contains 498 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Dangerous Spaces Short Guide
Copyrights
Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Dangerous Spaces from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook