(1898–1963) He was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.

✦ He fought in World War I for the British Army.

✦ J.R.R. Tolkien was one of his best friends.

✦ Lewis never learned to type.

✦ He was quite shy when interacting with strangers.