23 Nov 2012

Lewis to be honoured at Poets' Corner

8:43 am on 23 November 2012

Author C.S. Lewis will be honoured next year with a memorial stone in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey in London.

The author of the Chronicles of Narnia will join Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy who are either buried or commemorated there.

The memorial will be dedicated at a special service to be held on 22 November, 2013, the 50th anniversary of his death. Lewis, 64, was buried in Oxford.

Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898 and won a scholarship to study at Oxford University in 1916.

The first Narnia book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was published in 1950 and the series of seven has sold over 100 million copies.

His other works include The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity.