Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Walrus Report: Getting Wicked with Gregory Maguire

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event featuring one of my all-time favorite authors ... Gregory Maguire!  For those who do not know Maguire, he is the author of a number of books with many having a fairy tale spin, and his most well-known being his first adult novel, Wicked:  The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.  I have attended an event with Maguire before, so I thought I knew what to expect.  Needless to say, he just kept on pleasantly surprising me with his talent and wit.  I don't want to give away too much information here, so I recommend that you click on over to the Walrus Publishing website for the full fangirl experience!

Are you a fan of Maguire?  If so, what is your favorite piece of his work?


  1. How cool that you were able to attend another signing, and that he was able to surprise you! Glad to hear that you had a great time!

  2. Alexia561 ... Thank you! It was a fabulous night and if you ever have the chance to see him, I definitely recommend it!

  3. I've never gotten up the courage to go to one of his local talks/signings. He's just so amazing that I think I would probably burst into tears when I was standing in front of him. Wicked is amazing and I also love Lost, which I've read a couple of times now.

  4. Kristen M. ... He is so personable! I would totally recommend that you see him. He is entertaining and when I chatted with him personally during the signing (brief as it may be!), he was so friendly! I didn't like Lost as much as some of his others. Wicked is definitely one of my faves EVER!


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