Lewis - Festival Planned To Honour Narnia Author's Life

Beloved British author C.S. Lewis will be celebrated with a literary festival in England later this year (13) to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.

The writer, who penned the hugely successful children's series The Chronicles of Narnia, will be honoured with the four-day C.S. Lewis Jubilee Festival in September (13).

The event has been organised by the Holy Trinity church in Oxford where the devout Christian worshipped before his death in 1963, the same day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Reverend Tim Stead, vicar of Holy Trinity, says, "We're proud to be able to honour his memory in this way. We've already had expressions of interest in the festival from across the world and we look forward to welcoming many people and sharing with them in the many facets of Lewis' life and work."

The Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies around the globe and have spawned a number of film adaptations, including Prince Caspian and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


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