3 Apr 2016

Barbara Else

From Standing Room Only, 2:35 pm on 3 April 2016
Barbara Else

Photo: Chris Else

Barbara Else has been awarded the top prize for New Zealand children's literature – the Margaret Mahy Medal – for her many popular children's books, including The Queen and the Nobody Boy, Tricky Situations,The Travelling Restaurant and her many children's anthologies.

Barbara first made her name with novels for grown-ups – notably The Warrior Queen. Simon Morris asks her if she was always drawn to children's literature: