Michael Ward was born in Cuckfield, Sussex, England. He is an ordained minister in the Anglican Church and works as chaplain of St. Peter's College, Oxford, and as a tutor and lecturer. He has loved the Narnia Chronicles since he was a boy.He first wrote about C. S. Lewis while working for his English degree at the University of Oxford. He lived at Lewis's former home in Oxford, The Kilns, as resident warden for three years (19961999), sleeping in the late professor's old bedroom and studying in his study. He appeared in Shadowlands, the film about Lewis's marriage and bereavement. He also helped run the Oxford Lewis Society for many years before moving to Cambridge to study theology. He did his PhD at the University of St. Andrews, and his dissertation was published as Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008). The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) commissioned and broadcast a television documentary about Planet Narnia called The Narnia Code in 2009. The success of Planet Narnia and the TV documentary led to the publication of The Narnia Code, a popular trade edition that reveals the key to the Narnia series to an even wider audience.Dr. Ward has written numerous scholarly articles on C. S. Lewis and has lectured all round the world on his life and work. He is also the coeditor of The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (2010) and Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe (2007).Aside from his work as a college chaplain and Lewis scholar, Michael serves as Associate Editor of Davey's Daily Poetry, the online poetry service.For more information about the author, see www.michaelward.net.