Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical and a 25th anniversary edition will be published in October. Also forthcoming in October, a new book, A Wild Winter Swan, which is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Wild Swans”. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.