Maurice Sendak Tells People Asking About Wild Things Sequel to Go to Hell
Posted on January 1, 2012Author Maurice Sendak did an interview with TateShots, an interview series from Tate, a UK family of art galleries. Sendak is best known for his book, Where the Wild Things Are. But don't ever ask him why he hasn't written a sequel.
Sendak says, "People said why didn't you do Wild Things 2? Wild Things 1 was such a success? Go to hell. Go to hell. I'm not a whore. I don't do those things."
"Go to hell" is an expression Sendak has used before. In a 2009 interview, Sendak told parents who think Wild Things is too scary to "go to hell." Sendak doesn't even think Where the WIld Things Are is a children's book. He says he has never written a children's book.
Sendak says, "I do not believe that I have ever written a children's book. I don't know how to write a children's book. How do you write about it? How do you set out to write a children's book. It's a lie."
Sendak also says he doesn't believe in awards or clubs. Take a look: