“Wicked” author discusses value of libraries

Contact: Steve Zalusky

Manager of Communications,

ALA Public Information Office

(312) 280-1546



For Immediate Release

July 21, 2009

CHICAGO – Gregory Maguire has entertained millions with his fresh take on L. Frank Baum’s world of Oz, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West,” which was turned into a hit Broadway play. This prolific author has written several books for both adults and children.

In a new video interview, Maguire speaks about libraries and their meaning in his life. It can be viewed by visiting Visibility @ your library,

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