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Children's writer Maurice Sendak dead at 83

posted 8 May 2012, 14:34 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 8 May 2012, 14:41 ]

American author Maurice Sendak, best known for his classic children's books including "Where the Wild Things Are," dies at 83.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who is best known for his classic children's books including "Where the Wild Things Are," has died.


Sendak died in Connecticut from complications from a recent stroke.


During his career, he illustrated more than 50 books and won a number of prizes for his drawings, including Sweden's Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1970.


His "Where the Wild Things Are" was transformed into a major motion picture in 2009, directed by Spike Jonze.


Sendak was 83.


Bob Mezan, Reuters.

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