Publisher's Weekly is reporting that Madeline L'Engle passed away last night. This makes me very sad, as I love her books. They were a huge influence on my love of fantasy, as a child, and two of them, A SWIFTLY TILTING PLANET and MANY WATERS, are personal favorites.
Here's what PW says:
Author Madeleine L’Engle died last night in Connecticut, at the age of 89. Best known for her 1963 Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels, L’Engle was the author of more than 60 books for adults and young readers, most of which were published by FSG. This spring, the Square Fish imprint of Holtzbrinck reissued L'Engle's Time Quintet in new editions."