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Gregory Maguire

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image of Gregory MaguireGregory Maguire, the 2009 Denton Reads author, will be visiting Denton in November 2009.

You can read more about Gregory Maguire on his website or read reviews of his work.

Gregory Maguire is the author of six novels for adults and more than a dozen novels for children.

This fall, William Morrow/An Imprint of HarperCollins will publish Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation and Matchless, a Christmas Story.

His adult novels, all published by HarperCollins, are Wicked (1995), praised by John Updike in The New Yorker as "an amazing novel"; Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (1999); Lost (2001); Mirror Mirror(2003); Son of a Witch (2005); and A Lion Among Men (2008).

Wicked: The Musical will celebrate its fifth-year anniversary in October 2008. Its four North American and three international companies have cumulatively grossed over $1 billion and have been seen by over 12.5 million people worldwide.

...Maguire received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature at Tufts University (1990). He has lived abroad in Dublin and London, and now makes his principal home in Massachusetts.

~~ Harper Collins (biography page for Gregory Maguire)

Reasons We Chose This Author

The Denton Reads book clubs will be reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. This selection contains some adult content, and may not be suitable for all audiences. Feel free to peruse Gregory Maguire's large body of literature, which includes works for children and for adults.

Here are a few of the reasons we chose Gregory Maguire:

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