Diana Pavlac Glyer

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Diana Pavlac Glyer
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Diana Glyer in 2008.
Born 21 January 1956
Aberdeen, Maryland
Occupation Author and teacher
Spouse(s) Mike Glyer
Children Sierra Glyer

Diana Pavlac Glyer is an American author, speaker and teacher whose work centers on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings.


Glyer was born in Aberdeen, Maryland, and grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. She received a B.S. in Education and a B.A. in English and Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University. She received her Master's degree in Education from Northern Illinois University, and her Ph.D in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Professor of English at Azusa Pacific University[1] in Azusa, California.


She has published widely, including contributions to The Pilgrim’s Guide: C. S. Lewis and the Art of Witness, edited by David Mills; The C. S. Lewis Reader’s Encyclopedia, edited by Jeffrey D. Schultz and John G. West, Jr.; and C. S. Lewis: Life, Works, and Legacy, edited by Bruce L. Edwards. She co-edited, with David Weeks, The Liberal Arts in Higher Education: Challenging Assumptions, Exploring Possibilities. She is a featured author on HarperCollins' HarperOne C.S. Lewis Blog.[2]

Cover for The Company They Keep, Diana Glyer's book about Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings

Her best-known work is The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, which describes the interaction and creative influence of Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings. It features an appendix by scholar David Bratman. Published in 2007, the book overturned assumptions held for the past 30 years.[3][4] It was recognized as a landmark study.[4][5][6][7] The Company They Keep won the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award (Inklings Studies)[8] and was a finalist for the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Related Book at Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention.[9]

Glyer has also received the Marion E. Wade Center's Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant (1997),[10] and Azusa Pacific University's Chase Sawtell Inspirational Teaching Award (2002) and Scholarly Achievement Award (2008).[11] She has been selected the Scholar Guest of Honor for the 40th Annual Mythopoeic Conference, UCLA 2009.[12]

Science fiction activity[edit]

Glyer has been active in science fiction fandom since 1975 and has worked on dozens of conventions. In 1998, she chaired Mythcon 29, the C.S. Lewis Centenary Celebration at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois[13]


  1. ^ Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D.Professor of English. "Diana Glyer faculty profile". Apu.edu. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ "HarperOne C.S. Lewis Blog". Booksbycslewis.blogspot.com. 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  3. ^ Review, Sherwood Smith, SF Site
  4. ^ a b Review, Andrew Lazo in Mythlore 99/100, Volume 26, Issue 1/2, 2007 Fall/Winter
  5. ^ Jon Barnes in the Times Literary Supplement, September 12, 2007
  6. ^ John H. Timmerman in The Lion and the Unicorn, Volume 32, Number 3, September 2008, pp. 375-377
  7. ^ Don King in Christian Scholars Review, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1, Fall 2008, pp. 262-264.
  8. ^ Mythopoeic Award Winners
  9. ^ "The Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  10. ^ "Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant". Wheaton.edu. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  11. ^ "Azusa Pacific University Awards". Apu.edu. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  12. ^ "Mythcon 40". Mythsoc.org. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  13. ^ Mythcon 29 schedule

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