(NEW YORK, NY — August 15, 2016) Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, announced today that they have acquired rights to thirteen backlist titles of bestselling author Madeleine L’Engle. Open Road will release the titles in late 2016 and early 2017. One of these titles is Ilsa, a novel that L’Engle wrote in 1946 and which has been out of print for nearly sixty years. It has appeared on the BookFinder.com Report of the top one hundred most sought-after out-of-print books for many years.
L’Engle is the bestselling American author of the beloved Newbery Medal–winning A Wrinkle in Time, the classic science fantasy book first published in 1962 that quickly became a favorite among young adults around the world. In addition to writing young adult fiction, she is the author of a number of beautifully written works of fiction and nonfiction for an adult audience that reflect her deep spirituality and evoke the themes of reconciliation, the power of love, and self-reflection that characterized her own life.
Charlotte Jones Voiklis, L’Engle’s granddaughter and literary executor, said: “Although best known for her books for children, her memoirs and adult fiction have much of what readers have responded to in A Wrinkle in Time for the past fifty years: a sense of wonder and hope that life has meaning and purpose.” Ms. Jones Voiklis is available for interviews.
Tina Pohlman, EVP and Publisher of Open Road Integrated Media, said: “Madeleine L’Engle’s exceptional memoirs offer a fascinating look inside the life of an iconic author, and we’re thrilled to make them available to readers again, along with her engrossing fiction for adults.”
Open Road has acquired World English ebook and selective print rights to the following four memoirs and nine works of fiction by L’Engle:
Memoirs (The Crosswicks Journals):
A Circle of Quiet
The Summer of the Great-Grandmother
The Irrational Season
A Live Coal in the Sea
A Severed Wasp
The Small Rain
A Winter’s Love
The Other Side of the Sun
The Sphinx at Dawn
About Open Road Integrated Media
Open Road Integrated Media is a global ebook publisher and digital content company that publishes and markets ebooks by legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Alice Walker, James Jones, and Laurie Colwin. Open Road also oversees a network of social websites built around authors, books, and the love of reading.