Death of Mal Peet

March 2, 2015
London, England

British young-adult author dies at 67
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The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Mal Peet, an irreverent, award-winning British writer of books for children and young adults, has died aged 67.

Peet's agent, Peter Cox, said the writer died Monday. He had been diagnosed with cancer several months ago.

Peet wrote young-adult novels, as well as educational children's books co-authored with his wife Elspeth Graham. He won the 2005 Carnegie Medal for "Tamar," a historical novel set during World War II.

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