"...you can count on an audience that is so intuitive by nature...they take it in like air."Betsy Bird put together a round-up of Sendak tributes on her blog a Fuse #8 Production. You can listen to and read a number of past interviews with Sendak on Fresh Air and at the Horn Book. There are his recent, hilarious, outspoken interviews with Stephen Colbert (part one and part two).
The best tribute of all, of course, is simply to go pick up a Maurice Sendak book and read...take it in like air.
Maurice Sendak on Illustration