LONDON — British writer Nina Bawden, who wrote children’s classics including the World War II story ‘‘Carrie’s War,’’ has died. She was 87.
A son, Robert Bawden, said the author died Wednesday at her London home. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Ms. 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, retired BBC executive Austen Kark, was killed in a train crash in 2002 when a high-speed train derailed at Potter’s Bar, north of London.