British writer and academic Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) is getting a memorial plaque at Westminster Abbey's famous Poets' Corner, an honor reserved for great authors, such as John Keats, William Blake, T.S. Eliot and Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Lewis's name will be on a plaque that will be unveiled on Nov. 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the death of the author of "The Chronicles of Narnia."
This seven-novel work tells the story of four siblings - two boys and two girls - who were evacuated from London to the English countryside during the air raids of World War II and discover a fantasy world on the other side of a closet.
"The Chronicles of Narnia," whose first book is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," was published in 1950 and has sold more than 100 million copies in 47 languages, and has been adapted for the stage, television and film.
Among other works by Lewis, who was also a literary critic and essayist, are "The Screwtape Letters," "Space Trilogy" and the non-fiction books "Mere Christianity" and "Miracles." EFE