Gregory Maguire as a UAlbany Student
Gregory Maguire ’76
Author of Wicked
Now a Hit Broadway Musical

He completed his first novel while an undergraduate. As he continued writing, he devoted 20 years to the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and Children's Literature New England, Inc. Fame came with his 10th novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which spawned a Tony Award-winning musical.
Gregory Maguire ’76
B.A. English and Art
1975
Completes first novel The Lightening Time (Published in 1978)
1979
Associate
Director Center
for the Study of
Children's Literature at Simmons
College
1986
Co-Director, Founding Board Member
Children's Literature New England, Inc.

1990
Ph.D. English
and American Literature Tufts University
1995
Tenth novel, Wicked: The Life
and Times of the Wicked Witch of
the West
,
published
by HarperCollins
2003
Broadway musical Wicked opens.
Wins three Tony Awards (10 nominations)


 

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