Gregory Maguire is the author of eight novels for adults (including Wicked, published by Morrow, the inspiration for the Broadway musical of the same name) and numerous children’s books. Maguire is a co-founder and co-director of Children’s Literature New England Inc., an educational charity whose mission is to raise public awareness of the significance of literature in the lives of children. In addition to teaching at and helping to direct the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, he was a founding board member of The Foundation for Children’s Books. Additionally, he has served on Caldecott and National Book Award juries and has been a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review. When not involved in advocacy for children and the arts or in writing, Maguire remembers he has three children at home in Massachusetts, and regularly visits the public library in an obsessive and even devotional way.
To learn more about Gregory Maguire, visit his website GregoryMaguire.com.