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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Devin Brown  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1954 in Harvey, Illinois


Illinois Connection

He was born in Harvey, Illinois and grew up on Chicago's south side.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brown is a Lilly Scholar and Professor of English at Asbury College where, in addition to other literature classes, he teaches a course on C. S. Lewis. To date, he has written three books, two of them on Lewis' Narnia series. Brown has published articles on Lewis in ''Mythlore'', ''The Lamp-Post'', ''CSL'', and ''The New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship''. He has also had his poetry published in several literary journals, including, ''Connecticut Review'', ''Wind'', ''The Chaffin Review'', ''South Carolina Review'', ''Cold Mountain Review'', and the ''Journal of Kentucky Studies''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''Not Exactly Normal'' - Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Book and Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year