Clive Staples Lewis, known to many as C. S., was born November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. To the current generations, he is known as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia series that has spawned movies, an international exhibit, and even a Facebook page. But in addition to writing some of the most popular books in children's literature, Lewis was also well-known for being an academic, critic, essayist, and Christian apologist.
Though Lewis passed away in 1963, he is becoming increasingly popular again as online collaborations such as the CS Lewis Review discuss his works and related Christian authors. Since 2003, the C. S. Lewis Festival in northern Michigan has brought together religious groups, schools, libraries, businesses, and the public to celebrate the life and works of Lewis.
Lewis's Christian legacy also lives in through the C. S. Lewis College and C. S. Lewis Institute which work to help people pursue Christian lifestyles that express the ideals the Lewis professed. The C. S. Lewis Foundation has similar goals and helps its learners find ways to influence those around them through their work, writing, and studying.
Although Lewis is most well-known for his novels and Christian writings, his earliest ambition was to be a poet. In November 2013, Lewis will be honored at Poet's Corner in Westminster Abby . The tribute will mark the 50th anniversary of his death.