Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire


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in Albany, New York, The United States
June 09, 1954

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Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked). He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature from 1979-1985. In 1987 he co-founded Children's Literature New England (a non-profit educational charity).

Maguire has served as artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Hambidge Center. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.


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“People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

“Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

“Happy endings are still endings.”
Gregory Maguire, Son of a Witch

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Poll for our two fictional retellings in novel form choices. Poll will close on Friday, September 18.

 
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire Gregory Maguire
 
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The Fairest of Them All The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon Carolyn Turgeon
 
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Enchantment Enchantment by Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Card
 
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White As Snow White as Snow by Tanith Lee Tanith Lee
 
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The Fairy Godmother The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1) by Mercedes Lackey Mercedes Lackey
 
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Spindle's End Spindle's End (Folktales, #3) by Robin McKinley Robin McKinley
 
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