Clive Staples Lewis

By: Kyle Watts

The Critically acclaimed author of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!

Clive Staples Lewis was an interesting man. His unique name and hardworking aptitude drove him to success through his entire career. Clive was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast which is in the northern region of Ireland. He was born to parents, Albert J. Lewis and Florence Augusta Hamilton Lewis. His brother, Warren Hamilton was born on June 16, 1895. In 1905, Clive moved to a house called “Little Lea” on the outskirts of Belfast. In 1908 his life took a turn for the worst when his mother, Florence, died of cancer on August 23. Interestingly enough, this was her husband’s birthday. Unfortunately, this same year, Albert’s brother and father died. Clive was also accepted to Belsen College. In 1910 Lewis left Belsen and went to Campbell College. During this time he had serious repertory problems. In 1911 Lewis was sent to Malvern England. 1944 he met Arthur Greeves. His works as an author ranged from a wide variety of topics and he seemed to always be stellar in every genre he chose. He is famous for the novels, A British Soldier, Life in Oxford, A Convert to Christianity, Popular Theology, and Love at Last!