Marjorie Lamp Mead is Associate Director of the Marion E. Wade Center, and Managing Editor of SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review, the annual journal published by the Wade Center on its seven authors: George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams and Owen Barfield. She has held various positions at the Wade Center since coming to work at the collection in 1977 soon after receiving her B.A. in English Literature from Wheaton College ('74), where she studied under Clyde S. Kilby. She speaks on the authors locally and around the country, as well as overseas, and maintains numerous connections with individuals and organizations.
Marjorie holds an M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College; her thesis topic was Making Sense of the Universe: Dorothy L. Sayers and the Way of the Intellect. Her published works include: A Reader’s Guide Through the Wardrobe (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005) and A Reader’s Guide to Caspian (IVP, 2008) (both co-authored with Leland Ryken); C.S. Lewis: Letters to Children (New York: Macmillan, 1985) (co-edited with Lyle Dorsett; reissued by Simon & Schuster, 1995); and Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982) (co-edited with Clyde S. Kilby; reissued by Ballantine, 1988); as well as numerous articles, encyclopedia entries, and chapters of books regarding the Wade authors.
Mrs. Mead lives with her husband Steve in Wheaton, Illinois. They have one son and one grandson.