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Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician. He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in (in The Restless Dead, 2007) the form of "The Heart of Another" - inspired by Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Of his story, Sedgwick says, "This was one of those stories that I thought might be a novel originally but actually was much better suited to the tight form of the short story. I had the initial idea some years ago but was just waiting for the right ingredient to come along. Poe's story, as...more


Okay, here's the money shot: the South Las Vegas Boulevard, aka the strip, with 'Paris' centre left.
That's where Lady Sedgwick and I were headed, for ALA 2014 and the evening when I would pick up the Printz Award, but we took the chance to have a little American road trip before that.
First up was Stockbridge, Massachusetts. A small and very pretty town in The Berkshires, and the reason for goi... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.66 · 17,585 ratings · 3,355 reviews · 50 distinct works · Similar authors
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“A story has its purpose and its path. It must be told correctly for it to be understood.”
Marcus Sedgwick

“There's always a third choice in life. Even if you think you're stuck between two impossible choices, there's always a third way. You just have to look for it.”
Marcus Sedgwick, Revolver

“If a life can be ruined in a single moment, a moment of betrayal, or violence, or ill luck, then why can a life not also be saved, be worth living, be made, by just a few pure moments of perfection?”
Marcus Sedgwick, Midwinterblood

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