L'Engle, Madeleine

Alternative names

Hide Profile

American author of children's, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction.

From the description of The love letters : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489002

From the description of Meet the Austins : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489001

From the description of The summer of the great-grandmother : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423390

From the description of The young unicorns : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435916

From the description of The arm of the starfish : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731584

From the description of A wind in the door : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731585

From the description of Lines scribbled on an envelope, and other poems : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731586

From the description of Dragons in the water : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684913

American author of children's, young adult,and adult fiction and non-fiction.

From the description of A ring of endless light : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684914

Madeleine L’Engle is the award-winning author of over forty books for children and adults. As a young woman she attended boarding school and then graduated from Smith College. She began her career working in theatre, but was always interested in writing. She became a full-time writer who is perhaps best known for her Time Quartet, a series of YA novels about time travel, and the 1963 Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time . In addition to her science fiction and fantasy novels about time travel, L'Engle writes coming-of-age, suspense, and mystery novels for young people, mainstream adult novels, poetry, and plays.

From the guide to the The other side of the sun : production material, 1971, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division [mss])

Author; interviewee married Hugh Franklin.

From the description of Reminiscences of Madeleine L'Engle : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738204

Madeleine L'Engle, nee Madeleine L'Engle Camp, was born November 29, 1918 in New York, New York. She attended Smith College, graduating with an A.B. in 1941, and married Hugh Franklin in 1946, and had three children. Ms. L'Engle was active in the theater during the 1940s as an actress and playwright and published her first play, 18 Washington Square South, in 1944. She also began writing children's and adult fiction during the 1940s, publishing her first adult novel, Ilsa, in 1944 and her first children's book, And Both Were Young, in 1949. Ms. L'Engle continued to write children's and young adult fiction, introducing the Austin family in 1960's Meet the Austins. In 1962 her best known book, A Wrinkle in Time, was published and won the Newbery Award the following year. A provocative story that mixes science fiction and fantasy with a Christian message, along with a strong emphasis on family love and responsibility, the book established Ms. L'Engle as an author capable of presenting complex themes and scientific theory as well as an able portrayer of realisitic family relationships and interactions. Ms. L'Engle continued to explore themes in her other Time Fantasy novels, several of them sequels to A Wrinkle In Time. The themes of good versus evil and the need for strong family relationships and personal responsibility are crucial elements of Ms. L'Engle's books, as is often an understated Christian message. Ms. L'Engle also moves some of her characters from book to book, providing a unique sense of character development and continuity. Ms. L'Engle has continued to publish works for children and young adults, as well as verse, fiction and non-fiction for adults. In 1990, Ms. L'Engle was awarded the Kerlan Award, given by the Children's Literature Research Collection at the University of Minnesota in recognition of her achievements in children's literature.

From the guide to the Madeleine L'Engle Papers, 1960-1990, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

American author of children's, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction; Newbery Award winner, 1963 and Kerlan Award winner, 1990.

From the description of Papers, 1960-1990. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423389

Born in New York City on November 29, 1918 to Charles and Madeleine Camp, Madeleine L'Engle grew up, in America and Europe, surrounded by a piano and a house full of artists, her father was a writer and her mother a pianist. Ms. L'Engle attended boarding school in Europe and eventually graduated from Smith College in 1941. From there she moved to New York and worked in the theatre and as a writer; she would meet her future husband, Hugh Franklin, while acting in Chekhov's Cherry Orchard. After their marriage they moved to Connecticut to run a general store. This removal from the city afforded Madeleine a chance to write. Her first work of national noteriety, A Wrinkle in Time, was rejected by numerous publishers before it was accepted. The success brought many more. Ms. L'Engle regularly speaks at conferences, retreats and seminars. Despite a full schedule, she still found time to write, authoring over 40 books. Ms. L'Engle has also served as the librarian and writer-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.

From the description of Papers, 1918-2006. (Wheaton College - Buswell Library). WorldCat record id: 31216708

Author, illustrator, daughter of painters William and Lucy L'Engle; Truro, Mass. Born ca. 1915.

From the description of Madeleine L'Engle interview, 1987 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220205265

Madeleine L'Engle (b. ca. 1915), was an author, illustrator, of Truro, Mass.

She was the daughter of painters William and Lucy L'Engle.

From the description of Oral history interview with Madeleine L'Engle, 1987 Sept. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646399707

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Papers, 1960-1990. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. A ring of endless light : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. The young unicorns : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. A wind in the door : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn May Sarton Papers, 1846-1995, 1920-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Madeleine L'Engle interview, 1987 Sept. 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Meet the Austins : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Edna Edwards Interviews with Children's Authors and Illustrators, 1966-1976 Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
referencedIn Angas, Tracy L'Engle, 1892-1986. Papers, [ca. 1860]-1986, bulk 1892-1986. University of Florida
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Mikolaycak, Charles. An acceptable time : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Tracy L'Engle Angas Papers, 1860-1986, 1892-1986 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. The summer of the great-grandmother : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. The arm of the starfish : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers, 1930-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Madeleine L'Engle Papers, 1960-1990 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf The other side of the sun : production material, 1971 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division [mss]
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Papers, 1918-2006. Wheaton College, Buswell Memorial Library
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Lines scribbled on an envelope, and other poems : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Reminiscences of Madeleine L'Engle : oral history, 1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Oral history interview with Madeleine L'Engle, 1987 Sept. 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. The love letters : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. Dragons in the water : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Evelyn Shrifte Collection Relating to Vanguard Press, 1928-1990 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. The other side of the sun : production material / Madeleine L'Engle, 1971. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Mikolaycak, Charles. Many waters : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Siegel, Robert, 1939-. Papers, 1945-1997. Wheaton College, Buswell Memorial Library
creatorOf L'Engle, Madeleine. A wrinkle in time [kit] : [a book discussion kit] / Madeleine L'Engle. Pioneer Library System
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Angas, Tracy L'Engle, 1892-1986. person
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Brown, Robert F. person
associatedWith Camp, Madeleine Barnett. person
associatedWith Chisholm, Linda, person
associatedWith Edwards, Edna. person
associatedWith Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. corporateBody
associatedWith Goetz, Ruth person
associatedWith L'Engle, Lucy, b. 1889. person
associatedWith L'Engle, Lucy, b. 1889. person
associatedWith L'Engle, William Johnson, 1884-1957. person
associatedWith Mikolaycak, Charles. person
associatedWith Pioneer Library System. corporateBody
associatedWith Sarton, May, 1912-1995 person
associatedWith Shrifte, Evelyn. person
associatedWith Siegel, Robert, 1939- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts
Massachusetts--Provincetown
Portugal
Massachusetts--Truro
Massachusetts
Venezuela
New York (N.Y.)
Massachusetts--Provincetown
Massachusetts--Truro
Subject
Space and time--Fiction
Death--Juvenile fiction
Dolphins--Juvenile fiction
Children's literature--Authorship
Painting, American--20th century
Authors, American--20th century--Interviews
Death--Fiction
Book Clubs (Discussion Groups)
Family life--Fiction
Children's literature--Authorship--Biography
Children's literature, American
Painters--Interviews
Mystery and detective stories
Theology--Study and teaching
American poetry
Dolphins--Fiction
Group reading
Authors--Interviews
Women authors--Interviews
Authors, American--20th century--Biography
Families--Juvenile fiction
Illustrators--Interviews
Children's literature--Manuscripts
Science fiction
Fiction--Authorship
Spies--Fiction
Spy stories
Occupation
Function

Person

Active 1945

Active 1997

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69p35ms

Ark ID: w69p35ms

SNAC ID: 75187881