We were very saddened to hear of the death of Margaret Mallett. During her career Margaret taught in primary schools and in the Education Department of Goldsmiths College. She wrote books on all aspects of Primary English and was Emeritus Fellow of The English Association. She wrote her first article for Books for Keeps in 1998 and each issue since has featured Margaret’s perceptive, interesting and insightful reviews as well as many equally interesting feature articles. Her enthusiasm for and understanding of the books she wrote about inspired us all, and we will miss her very much indeed.
The English Association has established a new prize in memory of Margaret Mallett, the Margaret Mallett Award for Non-Fiction.