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Author and Illustrator Maurice Sendak

Author and Illustrator Maurice Sendak
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Author and Illustrator Maurice Sendak
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Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has created a darkly imaginative children's literature, from Where the Wild Things Are to his re-creation of The Nutcracker. His latest illustrations are for Dear Millie, a recently unearthed Grimm's fairy tale.

In a wide-ranging interview, he tells guest host Marty Moss-Coane that he doesn't write with children in mind — but that somehow what he writes turns out to be for children nonetheless.

This interview originally aired on May 18, 1989.

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