lloyd chudley alexander died on may 17th. just a few weeks ago. a few months back, i'd gotten an address for him from his publisher. i'd wanted to write him and tell him how much i loved his books and check on the possibility of obtaining rights to write a screenplay. i know the latter part can be done through others; i know that authors probably get loads of letters - but i felt saddened to think, that i had a small window of time to get a letter to him, and my brief delay had cancelled that possibility. how can you not love an author who describes one of his main characters like this:
as for theo, he loved virtue, despised injustice, and was always slightly hungry. apart from that, he was reasonably happy.i named my first cat after theo when i was ten years old. hopefully one day i'll be able to dedicate a film to lloyd chudley.
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