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Introducing Mandy Hager

May 2, 2011

Mandy Hager

The Crossing is the first of her books that I have read (well, I’m part way through, so watch this space…).  I have to say the cover appealed to me in its spookiness and Margaret Mahy describes this book as “like 1984 for teenagers – direct, passionate and powerful” so… sounds pretty good…

Basic Bio

- Mandy Hager, born 26 July 1960, Levin

- lives in Wellington

- author (of all sorts of things!), educator

- has her own website!

http://www.mandyhager.com/

- winner of multiple awards including:

  • Esther Glen Medal 2008 for Smashed.
  • Storylines Notable Books List 2010 Young Adult Fiction List for The Crossing.
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards 2010 Young Adult Fiction Winner for The Crossing.
  • Storylines Notable Books List 2011 Young Adult Fiction list for Into the Wilderness.  
  • Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2011 Young Adult Novel nominee for Into the Wilderness.

Mandy Hager on writing:

Let me get back to you on this…

Meanwhile, try:

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Kids/ChildrensAuthors/MandyHager.asp

or:

http://thepulse.org.nz/Read/Authors/Mandy-Hager/

or the following interview (about The Crossing):

http://tvnz.co.nz/good-morning/goodmorning-s2009-e150909-mandyhager-video-2991482

Academic criticism:

None that I know of… yet…  

More Internet info at:

NZ Book Council 

http://www.storylines.org.nz/Profiles/Profiles+D-H/Mandy_Hager.html

http://www.randomhouse.co.nz/Author_Display_32.aspx?CategoryId=124774

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