Maria Gill writes books for children and adults that draw on her interest in people, birds, and conservation.
Anzac Heroes, illustrated by Marco Ivancic, won the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults Non-Fiction Award and the Margaret Mahy Best Book of the Year Award.
New Zealand Hall of Fame won the Children’s Choice in the Non-fiction category in 2012.
Seven of her books have been shortlisted for the Elsie Locke Award and 10 books have also been selected as top ten Non-fiction Notable Books by Storylines New Zealand.
Maria has had 60 books published to date. Her latest titles include: Toroa's Journey (Potton & Burton), Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands (Scholastic), Anzac Animals (Scholastic), Running the Country, 2nd Edition (New Holland), and Earthquakes! Shaking New Zealand (New Holland).
Maria Gill is available for writer visits as part of the Book Council's Writers in Schools programme, Speakers Ink Writers in Schools programme, and is a Books in Homes Role Model.