Madeleine L'Engle

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Birthday
29, 1918
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Sep 6, 2007 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1918
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Sep 6, 2007 (88)

About

American author of young adult fiction whose popular novel, A Wrinkle in Time, won the 1963 Newbery Medal. Her other award-winning works include Many Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

Before Fame

She wrote her first story at age five and began keeping a journal at age eight. In 1941, she graduated from Smith College.

Trivia

Most of her works include themes of religion and science.

Family Life

Her parents were named Madeleine and Charles Wadsworth Camp. She married stage actor, Hugh Franklin, in 1946; the couple's daughter, Josephine, was born the following year.

Associated With

She and Judy Blume both wrote young adult classics.