'Mixed Up Files' Author E.L. Konigsburg Dies At 83

Apr 22, 2013
Originally published on April 22, 2013 11:22 am

From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler introduced us to a spunky kid who, bored with the Connecticut suburbs, runs away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Konigsburg wrote more than 20 other books for children and won two Newbery medals. She died Friday at the age of 83.