The Mahy Questionnaire

The Mahy Questionnaire: Elena de Roo

Another month, another Mahy Questionnaire! This time we’re featuring former librarian and award-winning writer and poet Elena de Roo. Her latest title Ring Ting Tūī—a cheeky rhyming counting book—is out now! Read on to find out Elena’s takes on rollercoaster-like…

The Mahy Questionnaire: Gillian Torckler

Gillian Torckler has many beautiful books under her belt, the latest being Dinner with Grandpa, illustrated by Nikki Slade Robinson (Duck Creek Press). She gives us her answers to our world-famous-in-New Zealand (okay maybe just semi-famous on The Sapling) Margaret…

The Mahy Questionnaire: Vanessa Hatley-Owen

Vanessa Hatley-Owen’s latest book is The Littlest Lifeguard, illustrated by Lisa Allen (Upstart Press). Vanessa has two previously published books, including Farewell Anahera which was a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. She lives…

The Mahy Questionnaire: Brian Falkner

You know it, you love it – it’s the Mahy Questionnaire! This month we are featuring award-winning author and internationally acclaimed writing coach Brian Falkner! His most recent title, Andromeda Bond in Trouble Deep (sequel to Brainjack) was a finalist…

The Mahy Questionnaire: Dahlia Malaeulu

This month’s Mahy Questionnaire is here, and this time we have award-winning author, publisher, and creator of Mila’s Books, Dahlia Malaeulu, with us! Read on to hear Dahlia’s takes on all things Mahy-related, including hauntings, changeovers, and what to do…

The Mahy Questionnaire: Catherine Chidgey

It’s time for the return of the Mahy Questionnaire – and what better way to kick it off again than with literary legend Catherine Chidgey? Devourers of books for grown-ups will be well-acquainted with Catherine’s name, with some serious prizes and plaudits…

The Mahy Questionnaire: Sarina Dickson

Writer, artist, and educator Sarina Dickson has two picture books coming out next month, A Stick and a Stone, illustrated by Hilary Jean Tapper, and The Fairies’ Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Sarah Greig. She completes our Mahy Questionnaire. 1….

The Mahy Questionnaire: Maria Gill

You’re favourite Mahy questionnaire is back! This month, we got award winning non-fiction writer Maria Gill to spill the tea on her changeovers, hauntings and moments of discombobulation. One of her books New Zealand Disasters: Our response, resilience and recovery…

The Mahy Questionnaire: Leonie Agnew

Award winning writer Leonie Agnew is next up for our Mahy questionnaire. Her latest book The Memory Thief is out this month but it hasn’t stopped her finding the time to answer our questions! Read on, tricksters… 1. Describe yourself…