Margaret Mahy Icon — 24.07.12

Margaret Mahy has passed away at aged 76

The Arts Foundation extends its condolences to Margaret Mahy's family, friends and fans.

Margaret Mahy was a celebrated, prolific writer of children's books with an international reputation as a consummate storyteller.  Many of her books concentrated on the themes of human relationships and growing up.

The Arts Foundation was honoured to present Margaret with an Icon Award in 2005.   The Arts Foundation invited Margaret Mahy to read her long poem Down the Back of the Chair to open the 2007 Icon Awards. She surprised us on the night with this amended version.

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A tribute in The Guardian