Madeleine L’Engle, 1918-2007

L’Engle epitomized the just-stick-to-it attitude required to get by on a writer’s salary. Her fantastic A Wrinkle in Time crossed the paths of dozens of publishers before it paid off. But she persevered and wrote over sixty books. Her own take on her writing was recorded in her 2001 book, Madeleine L’Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life. I remember reading her children’s books; I’ve added Herself to my reading list. I can’t think of a better memorial to a prolific writer than to read her work.

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