Madeleine L’Engle (1918 – 2007) was an author of fantasy fiction for children and young adults, best known for A Wrinkle in Time and the series of books that followed. She had trouble finding a publisher for what became her most famous book; editors were concerned that it was “too dark for children.”
Her career began after graduating college when she wrote plays that were published followed by her books and honorary degrees. L’Engle wrote much about her life as a writer, and as a working mother. She wrote much about writing, the writing life, and juggling her career with the raising of her children. Here is a selection of quotes by Madeleine L’Engle that speak to her thoughtfulness and honesty. Read More→
Patricia Highsmith wrote novels and short stories that had elements of crime and which could be described as psychological thrillers. Until her first novel, Strangers on a Train was published in 1950, Highsmith worked as a freelance scriptwriter. The following year it was made into the famous Hitchcock film of the same name.
Highsmith was bisexual and broke from what would become her favored genre of thrillers to produce a breakthrough novel about two women falling in love. The Price of Salt (1952) would become the basis of the film adaptation, Carol, several decades later (2015), starring Cate Blanchett in the title role, with Rooney Mara as her young love interest.
Highsmith had a dim view of humanity and was often described as a misanthrope. The following romantic quotes from The Price of Salt reveal that Highsmith had a softer side. Read More→