This Italian has built his own hobbit hole and lives the hobbit life. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Read more here.
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The Bodleian Library exhibition has moved to The Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Read more about it here
A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi.
Watch the lecture here.
The Greek Tolkien Society has recently posted an interview with Canadian Tolkien Illustrator (and composer) Ted Naismith. The interview can be found here, on the Society’s website.
Christopher Tolkien, at the age of 94, has now finished his work as the editor of his fathers work. Last year he resigned as Director of The Tolkien Estate and it has been announced the ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ is the last work he will edit.
Hanna Long has written a wonderful article on the life of Christopher Tolkien. The article, published in The weekly Standard as ‘The Steward of Middle-earth’ can be found here
Raising money for regional theatre and other causes, the tour will have 80 dates from London to the Orkneys. The show starts with Gandalf and might end with members of the audience joining in. Read more here.
In an article about the upcoming Amazon Middle Earth TV series, Corey Smith expresses his reservations and hopes. Can and will it remain true to Tolkien’s themes?
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As part of the celebration of their 25th anniversary SYFY has made a list of what they consider, in no particular order, to be the 25 best action sequences of the past 25 years. The list can be found here
Today, Jan 3rd, is J.R.R.Tolkien’s Birthday, traditionally celebrated with a toast.
Details of the Toast, as explained by the Tolkien Society can be found here . Note that the site also has a link to various places where you can join in the celebration.
Also, to celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday the Christian Science Monitor has posted 10 quotes from the author. They can be found here .