London: British writer Nina Bawden, who wrote children’s classics including the World War II story “Carrie’s War,” has died. She was 87.
Son Robert Bawden said the author died Wednesday at her London home. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Bawden wrote dozens of novels for adults and children, including “Carrie’s War,” which drew on her experience as a wartime evacuee from London.
Her novel “Circles Of Deceit” was shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize.
The writer became a campaigner for rail safety after her husband Austin Kark was killed in a train crash in 2002. Bawden was seriously injured in the same accident, when a high-speed train derailed at Potter’s Bar, north of London.
Her last book, “Dear Austen,” dealt with the crash and its aftermath.