Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007) is the author of more than 60 books for children and adults, among them the beloved A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal and first in the Time Quintet series of novels. Her books have won or been finalists for dozens of additional awards, and in 1998 she was named the recipient of the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring her lifetime contribution in writing for teens. She is also the recipient of 17 Honorary Doctorate degrees from colleges and universities across the U.S. Her work has been published in three dozen languages around the world.
A feature film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay with a screenplay by Jennifer Lee, was released by Disney in 2018.
L’Engle’s Intergalactic P.S. 3, a short story originally published in 1970 and from which the elements of her novel A Wind in the Door were developed, is available now from Farrar Straus & Giroux, with illustrations by Hope Larson.
L’Engle’s Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, has recently been reissued by Crown Publishers, who have also reissued her Genesis Trilogy: And It Was Good, A Stone for a Pillow, and Sold Into Egypt. Open Road has also reissued several more of L’Engle’s works of fiction and non-fiction for adults, including The Crosswicks Journals and Ilsa.
L’Engle’s granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy, have written a biography of Madeleine L’Engle for middle grade students called Becoming Madeleine, which was published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers in 2018 and met with great critical praise.