Marcus Sedgwick Children’s Author Unexpectedly Dies At Aged 54

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Nov. 17, 2022

Marcus Sedgwick, award-winning author, and illustrator of fiction, non-fiction, and academic essays for adults and children, has died aged 54.

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Accolades have poured in for the adored writer, who has written in excess of 40 books for children and adults, including the new Be the Change Handbook.

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His abstract organization RCW has affirmed his passing away, which it portrayed as "unexpected".

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His family and dear companions demand protection at this extremely miserable and difficult time.

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He won the Branford Bose Award for his first novel, Floodland, and the Booktrust Teenage Award for My Swordhand is Singing.

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Sedgwick's first novel Floodland was published by Delacorte Press in 2000.

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Overall his books were shortlisted for more than 30 awards, including the Carnegie Medal (five times).

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