The scandal of the 1962 National Book Awards: a controversy that involved the most powerful man in publishing, a famous journalist eager to take credit and a cub reporter who would go on to become one of the most celebrated writers of our time.
BLVR: What do you think of e-books?
MS: I hate them. It’s like making believe there’s another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of book. A book is a book is a book. I know that’s terribly old-fashioned. I’m old, and when I’m gone they’ll probably try to make my books on all these things, but I’m going to fight it like hell. [Pauses] I can’t believe I’ve turned into a typical old man. I can’t believe it. I was young just minutes ago.
An interview with the late Maurice Sendak in the most recent Believer magazine.