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Announcing the passing of Marcus Sedgwick

It is with deep regret that RCW announces the unexpected death of author Marcus Sedgwick.

Marcus Sedgwick was a prizewinning and beloved author of over 40 extraordinary books for adults and young adults, of novels for younger people, of non-fiction and academic essays. His books were shortlisted for over thirty awards, including the Carnegie Medal (five times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (four times). He is also the most noted author in the history of the Printz Award, with one win and two honor books. He won the Branford Boase award for his debut novel, Floodland, and the Booktrust Teenage Prize for My Swordhand is Singing.

Marcus was born and raised in a small village in East Kent in the south-east of England and lived most recently in the south of France. 

His family and close friends request privacy at this very sad and difficult time.


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