8/05/2012 by David Maybury · No Comments
Maurice Sendak, one of the most influential and highly regarded children's illustrator and author, has passed away aged 83.
Sendak, most recognised for his book Where the Wild Things Are, has long been recognised as one of children's publishings great masters winning that Caldecott Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the National Book Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the National Medal of Arts and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
With more than 100 titles to his name, as well as set designs, films and more Sendak was working right up to his death, including a picturebook, written and illustrated by Sendak, which is due to be published next year. In an interview, published last year in The Guardian, Sendak was as voracious and spirited as ever: