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Colin Duriez

Author of A Field Guide to Narnia

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Colin Duriez's Bio:
Duriez was for many years general books editor for Inter-Varsity Press in Leicester, England. He currently offers acquisitions, editorial and project management services through his own business, InWriting, based in Leicester. He studied at the University of Instanbul, the University of Ulster (where he was a founding member of the Irish Christian Study Centre), and under Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri in Huemoz, Switzerland. He has held a variety of teaching and editorial posts spanning nearly thirty years. Duriez won the Clyde S. Kilby Award in 1994 for his research on the Inklings. He has published many articles, books and other written works, and he has spoken to a variety of literary, academic and professional groups. His best-known books include The C. S. Lewis Handbook (Monarch Publications/Baker Book House, 1990), the Tolkien and Middle-earth Handbook (Monarch Publications/Baker Book House/Angus and Roberston, 1992), The C. S. Lewis Encyclopedia (Crossway, 2000/SPCK, 2002), The Inklings Handbook (co-authored with David Porter, Azure/Chalice Books, 2001) and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings (Azure/Hidden Spring, 2001).

Duriez studied at the University of Instanbul, the University of Ulster (where he was a founding member of the Irish Christian Study Centre) and under Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri in Huemoz, Switzerland. He has held a variety of teaching and editorial posts spanning nearly thirty years.

Visit Colin's website at www.inwriting.org.uk