C. S. Lewis Quotes : Clive Staples Lewis was born on November 29 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was a prolific Irish writer and scholar best known for his ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ fantasy series and his pro-Christian texts which have been adapted into various films for the big and small screens. Lewis received the Gollancz Memorial Prize for Literature in recognition of The Allegory of Love. Lewis awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity by the University of St. Andrews. He died on 22 November 1963.