Renowned children's author Margaret Mahy died yesterday. Mahy, a New Zealander, was the first author from outside the UK to win the Library Association's coveted Carnegie Medal for best children's book, in 1982 for The Haunting, an honour she received again in 1984 for The Changeover, both of which, in common with many of her titles, feature supernatural themes. Mahy also received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, given for a lasting contribution to children's literature. Many of her books are in stock in the Andersonian Library at J808.3. View our holdings here.
(Guest post by Alison Forde)