Gregory Maguire (2376 words)


Best known as the author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (1995), the book adapted into the award-winning Broadway and West End musical, Gregory Maguire is a prolific writer of children’s and adult fiction. Born in Albany, New York, Maguire was the fourth of seven children raised by his father and stepmother after his natural mother died while giving birth to him. Often during talks, interviews and appearances he has recalled the lack of television in their lives growing up with the notable exception of the annual viewing of The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939) when it aired on US television around Christmas time. This ritualistic viewing provided the imaginative foundation to his and his …

Citation: Graham, Karen. "Gregory Maguire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 November 2018 [, accessed 24 October 2021.]

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