Gregory Maguire

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Birthday
9, 1954
Birthplace
Albany, NY
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1954 (age 65)
Birthplace
Albany, NY

About

An American fiction author, he is best known for Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The popular book was the inspiration for Wicked, a highly successful Broadway musical.

Before Fame

He earned his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University. He wrote his dissertation on the subject of children's literature.

Trivia

In 1987, almost a decade before the publication of his best-known book, he founded a nonprofit organization called Children's Literature New England.

Family Life

With his spouse, painter Andy Newman, he adopted three children.

Associated With

Idina Menzel starred in Wicked, the musical based on Maguire's book.