Category Archive: Book News
The Story of Kullervo. writtten back when Tolkien was a 22 year old student at Oxford, tells the dark tale of a young man, sold into slavery and seeking revenge.
Click here for more information on the tale, to be released on Aug 27th.
A copy of The Hobbit, originally given by Tolkien to one of his students, has just been sold by Sotheby’s. Details can be found here .
AS part of their coverage of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 the BBC has released an online ‘iGuide’ discussing the impact that his involvement in The Great War may have had on Tolkien’s writings. The guide can be found here .
This Tuesday, March 25th, is celebrated by Tolkien fans as Tolkien Reading Day. You can click here for some suggested ways to participate and here for a video, posted by Middle-earth Network, in which Tolkien Scholar Professor Michael Drout explains how to read Tolkien.
For information on the release of Tolkien’s Beowulf translation you can click here.
A rare first edition of The Hobbit will be auctioned off in London England on April 11th. Details of the auction can be found here
Artist Evan Palmer has taken on the task of interpreting the ‘Ainulindalë’, Tolkien’s Middle-earth creation story, in a comic with 54 pages of watercolors. Click here for a look at the results.
Most English speakers want to pronounce it to rhyme with ‘fog’, but in this article in Arrant Pedantry we are given the proper pronunciation of ‘Smaug’ and an explanation of the reasons for so many people having difficulty with the pronunciation.