Crystal Downing, PhD, is the Co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center in Wheaton, Illinois, the preeminent archive in the world for published and unpublished documents by and about C.S. Lewis and six of his British influencers, including J.R.R. Tolkien and Dorothy L. Sayers. Her first book, Writing Performances, won an international award for outstanding Sayers scholarship. Before moving to Wheaton, she taught Romantic and Victorian literature at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.