C.S. Lewis News Roundup

Since there are several bits of Lewis related news this week, I’ve put them together into one blog post for your convenience. Lewis on list of those who turned down honors from the Queen Though I am pretty sure this was already commonly known in Lewis studies (I remember reading it somewhere), C.S. Lewis turned

Tolkien Passed Up for Nobel Prize

Newly released documentation about the 1961’s Nobel Prize for Literature selection process was just released. Among the revelations: that C.S. Lewis nominated his friend and fellow Inkling, J.R.R. Tolkien, for The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien’s nomination was rejected by the committee, with one of the committee members stating that Tolkien’s prose “has not in

The Great Divorce Comes to California Baptist University

For those of you living in Southern California, California Baptist University is presenting a theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce starting this weekend.   In addition, don’t miss the post-show discussions with C.S. Lewis Foundation’s Vice President, Dr. Gayne Anacker, and our close friend, Dr. Scott Key! California Baptist University Theatre Arts presents A

Kevin Belmonte’s William Wilberforce Biography Released on Audiotape

Kevin Belmonte, one of the C.S. Lewis Foundation’s great friends and frequent collaborators, wrote an acclaimed biography of the abolitionist hero William Wilberforce in 2007.  Now, this year, one of the most widely-acclaimed audio book readers in the world, Simon Vance, (noted for his readings of “The King’s Speech,” and works by G.K. Chesterton, C.S.