CS Lewis (1898-1963) was a British writer, teacher, and literary critic. He became known for his work on medieval literature, for his lectures and Christian writings, as well as for the series of seven books of fiction and fantasy entitled “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963), known as CS Lewis, was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 29, 1898. The youngest son of lawyer Albert James Lewis and Florence Augusta Lewis, daughter of a cleric of the Church of Ireland, was raised in the Christian faith. Educated initially by his mother and a housekeeper, he spent most of his time in the family library devoted to reading classic books. At age 10, he was an orphan. He studied at various schools and at age 12 was sent to Malvern College in Worcestershire, England.