C.S. Lewis, full name Clive Staples Lewis, was an Irish-born scholar, novelist, and author of about 40 books, many of them on Christian apologetics, including The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity. He was born November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland [now in Northern Ireland]—died November 22, 1963, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven children’s stories that have become fantasy fiction classics, may be his most famous work.