Mandy Hager

Tutor - the novel

Mandy Hager ​is a multi-award winning writer of fiction for young adults. She has won the LIANZA Book Award for YA fiction three times ('Smashed' 2008, 'The Nature of Ash' 2013, 'Dear Vincent' 2014), the NZ Post Book Award for YA fiction ('The Crossing' 2010), an honour award in the 1996 Aim Children's Book Awards (Tom's Story), Word Weavers Excellence Award (2002), Golden Wings Award (2003) and five Notable Book awards. Her 'Blood of the Lamb' trilogy has been published in the United States by Pyr Books. She has also been awarded the Beatson Fellowship (2012), the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship (2014) and Writer In Residence at Waikato University (2015). Her latest book is the historial adult novel, 'Heloise' (2017).

Mandy has a Teaching Diploma (Wellington College of Education), an Advanced Diploma in Applied Arts (Whitireia) and an MA in Creative Writing (Victoria University.) As well as the above books, she writes adult fiction, short stories, non-fiction, educational resources, blogs and articles. She has a passion for writing ‘stories that matter’, and sees her role as novel writing tutor as alternating between coach, mother, provocateur and cheerleader.

Related Areas of Interest

  • Nursing
  • Business and Management
  • Building Trades
  • English Language

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