In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill and There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness: And Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World by Carlo Rovelli. Then we celebrate the genius of the one and only Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are.
Terri Gross interviewed Maurice Sendak shortly before his death in 2012. Their conversation Maurice Sendak: On Life, Death And Children’s Lit is epic. Here’s a compilation of all of Sendak’s Fresh Air appearances: Fresh Air Remembers Maurice Sendak.
Artist Christoph Niemann illustrated a Fresh Air interview with Maurice Sendak, and it’s lovely.
Treat yourself to 9 Surprising Facts About Maurice Sendak — and go bananas with 10 Wild Facts About Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.
Read the Maurice Sendak obituary from The Guardian.
Here’s our Strong Sense of Place write-up of Where the Wild Things Are. And why not simmer a pot of Roasted Carrot Caraway Soup inspired by the book?
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