r43 – How Hooper Got Started
March 7, 2014
There’s no denying that Walter Hooper has made the greatest contribution to the study of C.S. Lewis, but do you know how he got started?
If you had to name only one person closely associated with C.S. Lewis’ work it has to be Walter Hooper. Just about every book published after Lewis’ death that is a collection of his writings has been edited by Hooper. Interestingly, Hooper, who was born in the U.S., only began corresponding with Lewis less than ten years before he died and met him only during the summer of 1963 before his death.
During that summer Hooper was temporarily in England, but was able to served as Lewis’ secretary. Plans were made for him to fill the role permanently after Hooper was able to make arrangements to return to the U.K. the following year.
- Watch Walter Hooper Talk about Being Editor of Lewis’ Works
- Purchase Walter Hooper’s Definitive Work: C.S. Lewis: A Complete Guide to His Life and Work