Mandy Hager

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Amanda "Mandy" Hager (born 26 July 1960, Levin)[1] is a New Zealand writer and author.[2]

Mandy Hager is a writer of fiction, predominately for young adults, although a shift in 2017 saw her publish "Heloise" Penguin NZ), a historical novel based on the life of 12th century nun Heloise d'Argenteuil, famed lover of philosopher Peter Abelard. In 2015 her book "Singing Home The Whale[3]" (pub Random House NZ) won the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and the Young Adult Fiction Category[4] in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults,[5] as well as a Notable Book Award[6] and was a finalist in the LIANZA Book Awards.[7] She has won the LIANZA Book Award for YA fiction three times ('Smashed' 2008,[8] 'The Nature of Ash' 2013,[9] 'Dear Vincent' 2014[9]), the NZ Post Book Award for YA fiction ('The Crossing' 2010[10][11]), an honour award in the 1996 Aim Children's Book Awards (Toms Story[12]), Word Weavers Excellence Award (2002), Golden Wings Award (2003) and five Notable Book awards.[13] Her 'Blood of the Lamb' trilogy has been published in the US by Pyr Books.[14] She has also been awarded the Beatson Fellowship (2012),[15] the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship (2014)[16] and Writer In Residence at Waikato University (2015).[17] She has a Teaching Diploma (Wellington College of Education), an Advanced Diploma in Applied Arts (Whitireia) and an MA in Creative Writing (Victoria University.) She also writes adult fiction, short stories, non-fiction, educational resources, blogs and articles, and currently tutors the Novel for Whitireia’s Creative Writing Programme.[18]

On 7 November 2013, it was announced Mandy had been awarded the 2013 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.[19] The prize provides for a NZD$75,000 award and the opportunity to take up residency for at least six months in Menton, a port town on the French Riviera and is one of New Zealand's most long-standing and prestigious literary awards.[20]

She is a sister to Nicky Hager, a prominent investigative writer and journalist.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Heloise (2017) Penguin NZ [1]
  • Singing Home the Whale (2014) Penguin Random House NZ[3] 2014 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year, 2014 Best YA Fiction (NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Persons), IBBY Honour Award, Notable Book Award.
  • Dear Vincent (2013) Random House NZ[21]
  • The Nature of Ash (2012) Random House NZ

[2]

  • The Crossing – Book One of the Blood of the Lamb trilogy (2009) Random House NZ.

Winner of the 2012 NZ Post Children's Book Awards YA Fiction Category

  • Into the Wilderness – Book Two of the Blood of the Lamb trilogy (2010) Random House NZ
  • Resurrection – Book Three of the Blood of the Lamb trilogy (2011) Random House NZ

[3]

  • Smashed (2007) Random House NZ. Young adult novel; named a 2008 Notable Book by the Children's Literature Charitable Trust;[2] Winner of the Ester Glen Medal in the 2008 LIANZA Children's Book Awards – for the most distinguished book written for children/young adults in that year.[22]
  • Run for the Trees (1999) Steele Roberts Ltd. Young Adult Adventure Novel; Endorsed by David Bellamy (world-renowned botanist) and Paula Boock (Longacre Press); Shortlisted for "CanRead 2000; 2003. Re-published by Wings Press, USA; Golden Wings Award (Publishers Award) May 2003
  • DARE To Move On (2007) A programme for use by the DARE Foundation of New Zealand, based around the book "Smashed" – for use with young people at risk.
  • DARE To Be You (2006) Five integrated resources written exclusively for The DARE Foundation of New Zealand, based around Run for the Trees; Modules include: Family Issues, Disability Issues, Self Esteem, Celebrating Diversity and Conservation Issue. [4]
  • Tom's Story (1995) Mallinson Rendel Publishers, NZ Ltd.; Picture Book. Also produced for "Ears" National Radio, 1995; Won an "HONOUR AWARD" in the Picture Book Category of the AIM Children's Book Awards (1996) [5]
  • Juno Lucina (2002) Wings Press, USA; General Fiction novel; ISBN 1-59088-116-8 (247pp); Winner of Word Weavers Excellence Award 2002; [6]
  • Help! My Brain Hurts– Special Tips for Special Kids (2004). A guide for students with learning differences. Essential Resources Educational Publishers NZ Ltd.

[7]

  • The Next (2005) An extensive 38,000-word resource for the Global Education Center ('providing an innovative approach for engaging young people in an exploration of social justice and global issues through Hip Hop.') [8]
  • Slaves to Fashion – The threads that bind us Global Bits resource – [www.globaled.org.nz]
  • Healing the World – Back to the Future Global Bits resource – [www.globaled.org.nz]
  • Get Up! Stand Up! Music For Change Global Bits resource – [www.globaled.org.nz]
  • Weather Wars – The Politics of Climate Change" Global Bits resource – [www.globaled.org.nz]
  • Cook Me Some Eggs, Woman! (Violence Against Women) Global Bits resource – [www.globaled.org.nz]
  • Who Are You in the Global Village? (Identity Issues) as above
  • Take Action as above
  • Money Matters as above
  • Parihaka and the gift of non-violent resistance as above
  • Double Danger (2000) Learning Media NZ Ltd; Short Novel; subbed to HarperCollins UK, 2003.[9]
  • Stumpy's Secret (2000) Learning Media NZ Ltd; Short Novel; subbed to HarperCollins UK, 2003.[10]

Various short stories and books, contracted by Learning Media NZ Ltd. (2000–06) including: Spoiled by Oil (Orbit Double Take Series, August 2003) Wood Stork Swamp (Orbit Double Take Series, Jan 2003); The Oak Tree Kids (Environment Series, 2001); Stuck! (Orbit Additions Series 2001); The Mystery of the Midnight Muncher (Orbit 4 Collections, 2001); Creepy Rats and Scaredy-cats (Orbit Themed Collections, 2001); Sweet Peas (Part 1 Journal, 2001); The Terrible Techno Turn-off (School Journal publication 2003); Beating the Frost (2004); Slot Canyons (2004); Tire Fire – Disasters (Orbit Collections G5; 2004); Transforming Trash (Powerzone 2005); Oils Well That Ends Well (Orbit Collections; 2006); Energy of the Future (Orbit Collections, 2006); People Power (Orbit Investigations, 2006). [11]

“Crossing the Boundaries" Full length Feature Film Script – Runner-up Feature Film Screenwriting Competition, River City Film Festival, 2003. (Film Wanganui Trust)

"Smashed" Full length film script adaptation – Finalist, Moondance International Film Festival, USA, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandy Hager at Backyard Books NZ
  2. ^ a b "Hager, Mandy". New Zealand Book Council. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b [www.randomhouse.co.nz], Random House Books New Zealand. "Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager - Books - Random House Books New Zealand". Random House New Zealand. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  4. ^ "A whale of a tale". Stuff. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  5. ^ "About the Awards | Booksellers New Zealand". booksellers.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  6. ^ "Notable Books List 2015". www.storylines.org.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  7. ^ "The LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2015 Finalists | LIANZA". www.lianza.org.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  8. ^ "Esther Glen Past Winners Recipients | LIANZA". www.lianza.org.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  9. ^ a b "LIANZA Young Adult Award Recipients | LIANZA". www.lianza.org.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  10. ^ [www.randomhouse.co.nz], Random House Books New Zealand. "The Crossing by Mandy Hager - Books - Random House Books New Zealand". Random House New Zealand. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  11. ^ "Winners 2010 | Booksellers New Zealand". booksellers.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  12. ^ "AIM Children’s Book Awards - Kids - Christchurch City Libraries". christchurchcitylibraries.com. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  13. ^ "Storylines Notable Books Award". www.storylines.org.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  14. ^ "Pyr | Science Fiction + Fantasy". www.pyrsf.com. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  15. ^ "Mandy Hager wins NZSA Beatson Fellowship | Booksellers New Zealand". www.booksellers.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  16. ^ [www.randomhouse.co.nz], Random House Books New Zealand. "Mandy Hager awarded the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship for 2014 - Creative New Zealand - Random House Books New Zealand". Random House New Zealand. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  17. ^ "Mandy Hager is Waikato University's 2015 Writer in Residence | Booksellers New Zealand". www.booksellers.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  18. ^ "Mandy Hager". www.whitireia.ac.nz. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  19. ^ "Mandy Hager wins Mansfield Fellowship". Fairfax Media. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  20. ^ "Katherine Mansfield - Menton Fellowship - Literary Award". mansfieldfellowship.org. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  21. ^ [www.randomhouse.co.nz], Random House Books New Zealand. "Dear Vincent by Mandy Hager - Books - Random House Books New Zealand". Random House New Zealand. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  22. ^ "Smashed by Mandy Hager". Random House Books New Zealand. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Mandy Hager at Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand