Leonard S. Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. His own award-winning books include DEAR GENIUS: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; MINDERS OF MAKE-BELIEVE: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature; and THE ANNOTATED PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Madeleine L’Engle is best known to the world as the author of A WRINKLE IN TIME. But to those who knew her well, L’Engle was much more: a larger-than-life persona, an inspiring mentor, a strong-willed matriarch, a spiritual guide, and a rare friend. Renowned literary historian and biographer Leonard S. Marcus reveals L’Engle in all her complexity through a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately.