Author Madeleine L’Engle died last night in Connecticut, at the age of 88.
Best known for her 1963 Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels, L’Engle was the author of more than 60 books for adults and young readers, most of which were published by FSG. By 2004, A Wrinkle in Time had sold more than 6 million copies, was in its 67th printing and was still selling 15,000 copies a year.
This spring, the Square Fish imprint of Holtzbrinck reissued L’Engle’s Time Quintet in new editions.
Since 1976, Wheaton College in Illinois has maintained a special collection of Madeleine L’Engle’s papers. Wheaton also conferred on her an honorary doctorate. An interview with her appears at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week412/profile.html