Madeleine Lâ€™Engle, an author whose childhood fables, religious meditations and fanciful science fiction transcended both genre and generation, most memorably in her childrenâ€™s classic â€œA Wrinkle in Time,â€ died on Thursday in Litchfield, Conn. She was 88.
Her death was announced yesterday by her publisher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. A spokeswoman said Ms. Lâ€™Engle (pronounced LENG-el) had died of natural causes at a nursing home, which she entered three years ago. Before then the author had maintained homes in Manhattan and Goshen, Conn.
One of my favorite first and earliest remembered authors. Her work will go on being loved for a long time to come.