New Zealand writerwd:Q3841019
country of citizenship:
language of expression: English
educated at: Elam School of Fine Arts
occupation: writer, children's writer
award received: Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Dame Lynley Stuart Dodd (born 5 July 1941) is an New Zealand children's book author and illustrator. She is best known for her "Hairy Maclary" series, and its follow-ups, all of which feature animals with rhyming names and have sold over five million copies worldwide. In 1999, Dodd received the Margaret Mahy Award.
She was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2002 New Year Honours, redesignated as a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009.
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