British author C.S. Lewis, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, The Perelandra trilogy, The Screwtape Letters, and several works on religion, will be honored with the placement of a memorial stone in Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey on November 22, 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of his death. Lewis will be the first addition to Poet’s Corner since Ted Hughes was added in December of 2011. Poet’s Corner is part of the south transept of Westminster Abbey, so named for the large number of poets, playwrights, and writers buried and commemorated there.
HarperCollins is sponsoring a drawing in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Five winners of the sweepstakes will receive a copy of a single volume edition of all seven books in the series, including a full-color map and a timeline of Narnia history. Entries must be received no later than December 1, 2010.
Following Disney’s decision not to release future installments of The Chronicles of Narnia, produced by Walden Media, Walden has formed an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to continue the series. The next film, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” will film with a budget of $140 million, sixty-five million less than was spent on “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”