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Madeleine L'Engle
Birth: Nov. 29, 1918
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 2007
Litchfield
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

Author. Born Madeleine L'Engle Camp in Manhatten, New York, the only daughter of Madeleine Barnett and Charles Wadsworth Camp. She wrote her first story at five and won a poetry contest in the fifth grade. At 12, she was sent to Chatelard, a Swiss boarding school, and at 15 to Ashley Hall, a boarding school in Charleston, S.C. before attending Smith College. She published her first novel, ‘The Small Rain,' in 1945. Her first foray for young readers was ‘And Both Were Young' published in 1949. She wrote a popular series of novels based around the Austin family including ‘Meet the Austins' in 1960, ‘The Moon by Night' in 1963, ‘The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas' in 1964, ‘The Young Unicorns' in 1968, and ‘A Ring of Endless Light' in 1980. Her most noted series began with ‘A Wrinkle in Time' which was published in 1962 and won the Newbery Medal in 1963 despite being rejected by more than two dozen publishers. The story continued in such titles as ‘A Wind in the Door' in 1973, ‘A Swiftly Tilting Planet' in 1978, and ‘Many Waters' in 1986. Beginning in 1972 she launched a series of autobiographical publications including ‘A Circle of Quiet,' ‘The Summer of the Great-Grandmother' in 1974, ‘The Irrational Season' in 1977, ‘Walking on Water' in 1980, and ‘Two Part Invention' in 1988. Her last novel, ‘A Live Coal in the Sea,' was published in 1996. In 2004 she was awarded a National Humanities Medal by the President of the United States. Her legacy includes more than 60 published works and she is widely regarded as one of the most influential authors of children's fiction. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Hugh Hale Franklin (1916 - 1986)*
 
 Children:
  Bion Barnett Franklin (1952 - 1999)*
 
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Burial:
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 07, 2007
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Thank you for the light you shone into my youth.
- JR
 Added: Jan. 1, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
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