Richard Adams, Author of the Disturbing and Poignant ‘Watership Down,’ Dies at 96

Richard Adams, author of the best and most disturbing children’s book involving psychic rabbits, died yesterday at 96, The Guardian reports, and is survived by three generations of family members. A statement was posted to Watership Down‘s website:

Richard’s much-loved family announce with sadness that their dear father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at 10pm on Christmas Eve.

The mention of so many generations of loved ones around him also speaks to the...


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