Joy Davidman

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Joy Davidman
Born Helen Joy Davidman
(1915-04-18)18 April 1915
New York City, United States
Died 13 July 1960(1960-07-13) (aged 45)
Oxford, England
Cause of death Bone cancer
Nationality American
Citizenship American
Occupation Poet, author
Spouse(s) William Lindsay Gresham (m. 1942–54)
C. S. Lewis (m. 1956–60)

Joy Davidman (born Helen Joy Davidman; 18 April 1915 – 13 July 1960) was an American poet and writer. She was Jewish and of Polish and Ukrainian descent. She won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1938 and the Russell Loines Award for Poetry in 1939 for her book of poems, Letter to a Comrade. She was the author of several books, including two novels. She was also the wife of C. S. Lewis. She died of bone cancer four years after the marriage.