Quotes by Margaret Wild

"I read somewhere
that all this -
the people, the animals,
the mountains, the rivers -
is just God dreaming.
I wish he'd wake the fuck up."

"There are woolvs in the sitee. Oh, yes!
In the streets. In the parks. In the allees.
In shops. in rustee playgrounds.
in howses rite next dor.

And they will kum.
they will kum for me and for yoo
and for yor bruthers and sisters,
yor muthers and fathers. yor arnts and unkils.
yor grandfathers and grandmuthers.

No won is spared."

"Jen's Mum Will Write

Jen's mum writes advertising copy.
She specializes in white goods:
washing machines, dryers, fridges,
freezers, dishwashers.
She hates these appliances
in corners,
power-hungry and fractious.
One day, she will have a wood stove,
and she'll write about things that matter-
she will write about birth and death,
about love and the absence of love,
about fathers and children,
about mothers and daughters,
about lovers and friends.
She'll write about the whole goddamn
wonderful, awful business
of loving and being loved"

"Fly Dog, fly! I will be your missing eye, and you will be my wings."


Books by Margaret Wild

  • Fox
  • 1,299 ratings
  • December 31st 2001 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers

    (first published January 1st 2000)

  • Jinx
  • 943 ratings
  • May 25th 2004 by Simon Pulse

    (first published February 5th 2003)

  • One Night
  • 824 ratings
  • August 8th 2006 by Laurel Leaf Library

    (first published May 11th 2004)

  • Kiss Kiss!
  • 405 ratings
  • December 26th 2006 by Simon & Schuster Books

    (first published April 30th 2003)

  • Harry & Hopper
  • 366 ratings
  • February 2009 by Omnibus Books for Scholastic Australia

    (first published 2009)

  • Old Pig
  • 134 ratings
  • March 1st 1999 by Puffin
Margaret Wild
  • Margaret Wild

  • Born: South Africa.

  • Description: Margaret Wild has written more than seventy books and has been published around the world. Her numerous awards and distinctions include the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award for Jenny Angel, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas; The Very Best of Friends, illustrated by Julie Vivas; and Fox, illustrated by Ron Brooks. In 2008 she received the Nan Chauncy Award for an outstanding contribution to children’s literature in Australia. A Bit of Company and Going Home, illustrated by Wayne Harris, were published in 2009 by Walker Books Australia as part of the Walker Classic series. Margaret Wild was the winner of the 2011 Lady Cutler Award.

    Vampyre is a finalist in the 2012 Aurealis Awards in the CHILDREN’S FICTION (told primarily through pictures) category.

    Australian children's book author.