25 Jul 2012

Reading Under the Covers - The Tricksters

From the collecton Margaret Mahy (1936–2012)

New Zealand's foremost children's author Margaret Mahy is possibly the nation's unofficial laureate of wild imagination. Amongst her best creations are a series of supernatural novels for adolescents. This documentary looks at one of them - The Tricksters - a complex ghost story and mystery. Featuring Margaret Mahy, Dr Claudia Marquis (University of Auckland), Dr Anna Smith (University of Canterbury) and Professor Kathryn Walls (Victoria University), with music by Cloudboy. (2002)