Publisher’s Weekly reports that Madeleine L’Engle has died, and posts a short obituary:
Author Madeleine L’Engle died last night in Connecticut, at the age of 89. 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. This spring, the Square Fish imprint of Holtzbrinck reissued L’Engle’s Time Quintet in new editions.
A Wrinkle in Time helped make me a science fiction and fantasy fan…and a fan of elegant writing, memorable characters, and fascinating ideas. I didn’t read all of L’Engle’s work, but I read many of them, and every one pleased me. (I particularly remember A Ring of Endless Light as one that moved and amazed me.)
She’ll be missed. There’ll be much more in-depth obituaries appearing soon, I’m sure.