C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

On 22nd November 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s death, Westminster Abbey will be unveiling a memorial stone to the beloved author in the famous Poets’ Corner. He joins a select group of poets, playwrights and writers to have been buried or commemorated there, including Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, John Keats, William Blake, and T. S. Eliot.

The Chronicles of Narnia is  posting quotes from actors, authors and even Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on what C.S. Lewis means to them. The 50 quotes will be released as part of a worldwide anniversary tribute through The Chronicles of Narnia Facebook fan page, the C. S. Lewis Facebook fan page, @Official Narnia, and @CSLewis until November 22. You can see the complete collection of quotes as they’re published on the C. S. Lewis: 50 Fans, 50 Years Later Pinterest board.

Neil Gaiman on C.S. Lewis

Neil Gaiman on C.S. Lewis

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

3 Responses

  1. Mary Walker

    I’m so pleased about this! My grandmother gave me The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe for my eleventh birthday and it changed me forever.

    This wonderful author wrote with a perfect mix of simplicity and complexity; enough to communicate with young readers but also to broaden their imaginations.

    My brother bought me the boxed set of all six Narnia tales when I was in my 50s. No one is ever too old to go through that wardrobe and the spiritual overtones never cease to move.

    • Olga

      It’s wonderful how CS Lewis has stayed with his readers for so many years, I re-read them almost every year. It’s certainly well-deserved