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Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of After Alice, Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterLost, Mirror Mirror, and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked—the beloved classic that is the basis for the blockbuster Tony Award-winning Broadway musical—Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

"We truly enjoyed hosting Gregory Maguire. I have to say it was one of our best programs to date. I am still getting patrons coming up to me with high praise for the program. It was the first time we've ever had a standing ovation for an author. It will be hard to beat! "
-- Polly Reynolds-Head of Adult Services & Archives, Hudson Library & Historical Society

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Reviews of After Alice

[Maguire's] playful vocabulary may be Carroll-esque, but his keen wit is closer to Monty Python, with a fine, unforced sense of play... his erudition is a joy, his sense of fun infectious.
-- Joe Hill, The New York Times Book Review

Continuing his tradition of rewriting fairy tales with an arch eye and offbeat point of view, Maguire turns his attention to Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. . . . A brilliant and nicely off-kilter reading of the children's classic, retrofitted for grown-ups--and a lot of fun.
-- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Videos featuring Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire: What Inspired You to Write Wicked?

Google Talk: A Few Wicked Years