Saturday, September 8, 2007

A Legend in the Literary Field Passed Away

Madeleing L'Engle, Children's author extraordinaire, passed away on Sept. 6th, 2007, in Connecticut. According to this article in the New York Times, she was 88. I read the book, A Wrinkle in Time, when I was in 6th grade! I thought it was fantastic even then. It won the John Newberry Award in 1963.

In addition, she wrote over 60 books, including childhood fables, regilous meditations and fantasy, and "weaved emotional tapestries transcending genre and generation".

Please read the article. It's a very nice tribute to this wondeful lady. The world is a little darker place today.


Chris said...

Isn't it sad. I just read that same article this morning. She's certainly left us some amazing books though. We've lost a couple of good ones this year with her and Vonnegut.

Stephanie said...

I know. Vonnegut was one of my all-time favorites! It is certainly a sad day for the literary world.

Nymeth said...

And Lloyd Alexander also passed away earlier this year. It's been a sad year :(

I haven't read Madeleine L'Engle's work yet, but considering how beloved her books are, I can say that she's one of those authors who will always be remembered.