C S Lewis to be Honoured in Poet’s Corner!

A memorial stone to writer and scholar CS Lewis is to be placed in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in 2013. A service will take place on 22 November 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of his death. Lewis will join such greats as John Keats, William Blake and TS Eliot in a tradition going back 600 years.

Vernon White, Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, said Lewis was an “extraordinarily imaginative and rigorous thinker and writer”. Lewis, he continued, “was able to convey the Christian faith in a way that made it both credible and attractive to a wide range of people”. The author, he said, had “had an enduring and growing influence in our national life”.

Of course we know him best for writing The Chronicles of Narnia, but other works by the Belfast-born novelist, essayist and literary critic include The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy and the non-fiction titles Mere Christianity and Miracles.

Source: BBC News