The Boy Who Made Things Up


Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy (Author)

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy

Lily Emo (Illustrator)

An award winning illustrator living in Nelson, New Zealand. Lily Emo spends her time juggling the demands of an illustration/art career and freelancing as a graphic designer and relief art teaching. Her portraiture work of Covid 19 essential workers was displayed in 2021 in The National Portrait Gallery in Wellington.

Lily Emo works with a range of mediums - from Procreate and photoshop to more traditional mediums like watercolour, gouache, graphite and coloured pencil.

You can find out more at Connect with Lily on Instagram @lily.emo

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