Margaret Mahy Award

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Margaret Mahy Award, officially the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award, is a New Zealand literary prize presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to children's literature, publishing or literacy.[1][2][3] Presented annually since 1991 by the Storylines Childrens Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand, the award is named in honour of its first recipient, Margaret Mahy.[1][2]

The Saturday closest to International Children's Book Day (unless this is during Easter) is called "Margaret Mahy Day" by the trust, during which they present the Margaret Mahy Award, as well as other awards.[4] The recipient delivers a lecture during the ceremony, known as the "Margaret Mahy Lecture", which is subsequently published in the trust's yearbook, The Inside Story.[1][2][5]


Year Name Lecture publication title
1991 Margaret Mahy Surprising Moments
1992 Dorothy Butler Telling Tales
1993 Joy Cowley Influences
1994 Betty Gilderdale Some Cautionary Tales
1995 Elsie Locke For Children You Must Do it Better
1996 Tessa Duder Learning to Swim in the Deep
1997 Ann Mallinson From a Trickle to a River
1998 William Taylor A Strange Way for an Adult Male to be Making a Living!
1999 Lynley Dodd Writing the Pictures and Painting the Words
2000 Gavin Bishop Kia Ora Professor Cole
2001 Sherryl Jordan Journeys of the Heart
2002 Maurice Gee Creeks and Kitchens
2003 Jack Lasenby Changes and Origins
2004 Pamela Allen My Picture Books
2005 David Hill By the Book
2006 Robyn Belton Gathering Images: The Stories Behind the Pictures
2007 Ken Catran Teen Literature: Demons Old and New
2008 Wayne Mills Reading Aloud is Allowed
2009 Andrew Crowe Creative Non-Fiction
2010 Barbara Larson Grazing the Longacre
2011 Kate De Goldi Legends of the Swamp
2012 Fleur Beale Where Do Ideas Come From?
2013 Bill Nagelkerke The Sorcerer's Apprentice
2014 David Elliot When the Bowsprit Get Mixed with the Rudder
2015 Jill Eggleton Everyone Has A Story
2016 Barbara Else Making it up as I go along, or Finding the Cornerstones of Creativity
2017 Des Hunt Stories Out Loud
2018 Janice Marriott
2019 Mandy Hager


  1. ^ a b c d "Margaret Mahy Medal Award". Christchurch, New Zealand: Christchurch City Libraries. 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Margaret Mahy Award". Auckland, New Zealand: Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand. 2013. Archived from the original on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Margaret Mahy: A great of children's literature". Auckland, New Zealand: Fairfax New Zealand. 24 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Margaret Mahy Day". Auckland, New Zealand: Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand. 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  5. ^ "The Inside Story". Auckland, New Zealand: Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand. Retrieved 25 July 2012.

External links[edit]