Madeline L'Engle is an American writer. She wrote A Wrinkle in Time, which won the Newbery Medal. L'Engle was born in 1918 in New York City, New York. A Wrinkle in Time was made into a movie in 2003. Madeleine fought in wars and had a husband named Whistie, who was thought to have died in war from exposure to mustard gas. She died at her home in Connecticut on September 6, 2007.