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Author Fun Facts: C.S. Lewis

Hey Everyone!

So today I decided to do another one of my author fun facts posts. Today’s author is C.S. Lewis, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia Series. I will admit other than that I really don’t know much about this author, and I haven’t even read The Chronicles of Narnia, but I have seen the movies. I figured if I didn’t know much about him, there are probably more people who don’t know that much either, so I decided to learn more about him.

Let’s get this list of facts started!

  • His full name is Clive Staples Lewis
  • He was born on November 29, 1898 in Ireland
  • He wrote around 40 books during his lifetime
  • He started reading by the age of three, and writing by the age of five
  • He served in the Somerset Light infantry during World War 1
  • He became a professor at the University of Cambridge teaching Medieval and Renaissance English
  • The Chronicles of Narnia first book, has been listed by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 English language novels
  • His first book was published in 1919, titled Spirits in Bondage. He published the book under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton
  • While teaching at Magdalen C.S. Lewis joined a group of writers and intellectuals including J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis’ own brother Warren Lewis. They called themselves The Inklings
  • He won the Hawthornden Prize for his book The Allegory of Love, released in 1936
  • He began publishing the series The Chronicles of Narnia in the 1950s. The first book The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, was published in 1950
  • He died on November 22, 1963 due to kidney failure

I hope you were able to learn something new about this amazing author, like I did. If you know any other facts about C.S. Lewis, please feel free to include them in the notes below!

To read more about this author, please visit these websites where I got the facts from above from:

http://www.softschools.com/facts/authors/cs_lewis_facts/1381/

http://www.cslewis.org/resource/cslewis/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/C-S-Lewis

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