Madeleine Lengle

Madeleine  Lengle

Madeleine L'Engle is the author of more than forty-five books for children and adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time, A Ring of Endless Light, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award, and the Austin family series, of which Troubling a Star is the fifth installment. Margaret A. L'Engle received the Margaret A. L'Engle Award in 1998. Edwards Award, which recognizes her lifetime commitment to young writing. L'Engle was an only child growing up in an adult environment when she was born in 1918 in New York City, late in her parents' lives. Her father was a foreign correspondent for a newspaper, and although suffering from mustard gas illness during World War I, his job required him to travel extensively.

Her mother was a musician, and her parents' friends included painters, writers, and musicians. She claims that their lives were so busy that they didn't have time for a child. As a result, I turned to writing to pass the time. L'Engle Read More chevron_right