Maurice Sendak passed away

The American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died today at the age of 83, due to complications from a recent stroke. He recived the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2003, the first year the prize was presented. He shared the prize with the Austrian author Christine Nöstlinger.
– It was natural to give the prize to Maurice Sendak, he was widely considered as the most important children’s book artist, says Larry Lempert, chairman of the ALMA jury.
Maurice Sendak’s most famous book Where the Wild Things Are (1963) is a book about a dangerous journey taken by young Max to meet his inner aggressive demons. The book has been translated to many other languages and a feature film version has been made. Sendak has published nine books and illustrated many more.


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