Famous figures from Concord
It began with 1995's "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West," a monster seller that became a smash musical.
Maquire wrote the entire four-book series "The Wicked Years."
Maguire is an active figure in children's literature education, the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, and a resident of Concord. He also has a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University