Who is Gregory Maguire?

Picture by Steven Tom on Flickr

Picture by Steven Tom on Flickr

Gregory Maguire is an American author who is popular for writing ‘The Wicked Years’ series. The first book inspired the musical ‘Wicked’ and it has become a best seller. He is a writer of books for children and adults. This year he is publishing his new novel ‘After Alice’ inspired in the 150th anniversary of ‘The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll. He is very popular after publishing the ‘Wicked’ books and the Land of Oz has inspired so many times in his books. He has written some more books and short stories about that. That’s because L. F. Baum created an extraordinary world, very organised, open for many possibilities and interpretations.

He studied English and American Literature and since he was very young he was really interested in children’s literature. Actually, he is a board member of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. It’s an organisation that tries to encourage young people to read and write. Gregory Maguire has worked all his life in education, but while he has time off he writes and prepares all his books.

He is passionate about writing fantasy books for children and adults. Also, he has dedicated all his life to encourage children and young people to read. The books are full of knowledge and emotions that everybody should discover. That’s very lofty and inspiring. And the best is that he wrote a book that inspired one of the most important musicals in Broadway and the West End.




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