C S Lewis

C S Lewis

C S Lewis (Clive Staples Lewis) (1898-1963) People think of C S Lewis as a novelist but he was also an English don at Magdalen College, Oxford.

He is most famous for the Narnia books which have sold over 100 million copies.

Both his fiction and nonfiction books have been recommended many times on Five Books.

Books by C S Lewis

Interviews where books by C S Lewis were recommended

The best books on Fantasy, recommended by Lev Grossman

We’re living through a golden age for fantasy fiction, says the author of The Magicians. Here, he tells us what makes for a good fantasy novel, and who’s staking out the future not just of fantasy but of fiction as a whole.

Yiyun Li on the ‘Anti-memoir’

Yiyun Li, author of Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, on the sheer messiness of life, the irrelevance of ‘I’, and why brutal honesty is often the truest way to capture the people we love the most

The best books on Fantasy’s Many Uses, recommended by Brian Attebery

Visionary storytelling, or fantasy, is part of our cultural DNA. Far from being simply fantastical or facile, we can use the fantasy realm as a testing ground for important ideas, argues Brian Attebery, a leading scholar of the genre. He talks us through five key works that demonstrate fantasy’s many uses, from 1922 through 2010.

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