Abigail Santamaria is at work on the first adult biography of Madeleine L’Engle, for which she was awarded a 2019-2020 Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship at the City University of New York Graduate Center. The book will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, the literary house that brought us A Wrinkle in Time in 1962 and that has been publishing L’Engle ever since. Santamaria is also the author of Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). She earned a Master of Fine Arts in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, is a founding partner of Biography by Design, LLC, and has received fellowships from Jentel, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.