Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters

The inspiring story of how Madeleine L’Engle grew up to become the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time.

This elegant and insightful biography of Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007) was written by her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy. Using never-before-seen archival materials that include photographs, poems, letters, and journal entries from when Madeleine was a child until just after the publication of her classic, A Wrinkle in Time, her granddaughters weave together an in-depth and unique view of the famous writer. It is a story of overcoming obstacles―a lonely childhood, financial insecurity, and countless rejections of her writing―and eventual triumph. Becoming Madeleine L’Engle will speak not only to fans of the icon’s work, but also to anyone interested in writing.

Genre: Middle grade / Biography

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Becoming Madeleine


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Readers Hall of American Writers’ Museum
Chicago, IL


Granddaughters to write a biography
Léna and Charlotte interview each other about the biography, the upcoming film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, and more.

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