After reading Dave Eggers’ Vanity Fair portrait on Maurice Sendak (“My work is not great, but it’s respectable.”) and listening/crying through Terry Gross’ interview of Sendak on “Fresh Air” (“I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them.”), I thought I had gained a new appreciation for the grizzled author of Where the Wild Things Are and Bumble-Ardy.
And then Stephen Colbert sat down with him for one of my favorite author interviews — ever. In Part 1, Sendak gives Colbert permission to write Where the Wild Things Are 2:
In Part 2, Sendak helps Colbert become a celebrity children’s book author:
Do you have a favorite author interview?