Thursday, December 3, 2020

Gregory Maguire Author Event for A Wild Winter Swan

Gregory Maguire


Yesterday evening, from 4pm to 5pm, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore hosted a virtual author event featuring author, Gregory Maguire... And what an amazing virtual event this was! Kyra Wilson Cook, the event coordinator at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, did a phenomenal job of interviewing/speaking with Gregory Maguire. I must say that Gregory Maguire was so charming and delightful to hear speak. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing him share the many and varied stories about his life, his writing, his novels, and more! I think this particular virtual author event may be my favorite virtual author event of 2020 to date.

In all honesty, I've never read a novel written by Gregory Maguire before! However, I am aware of several of his novels including Wicked, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!!

Gregory Maguire's latest novel, A Wild Winter Swan, was recently published on October 6, 2020 and of course, this novel was discussed in yesterday evening's virtual event. A Wild Winter Swan sounds like an amazing read! The inspiration for Maguire's latest novel came from one of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, The Wild Swans, which Gregory Maguire enjoyed reading as a youngster.


  1. How super cool! I read Wicked many years ago. I'll have to keep a lookout for A Wild Winter Swan.

  2. I have only read one book by Gregory Maguire, Mirror Mirror. I felt let down by it so I have not read any others. But the event you attended sounds interesting!

    1. Yes, I can understand your reluctance in reading anything further if you've felt let down by an author's writing in the past.

      I've read three of Neil Gaiman's books and don't quite understand the hype surrounding his work.