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Category Archive: Book News

An Extended Edition of ‘The Letters of JRR Tolkien’


“The comprehensive collection of letters spanning the adult life of one of the world’s greatest storytellers, now revised and expanded to include more than 150 previously unseen letters, with revealing new insights into The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.”
– Harper/Collins

More here at The Tolkien Society.

New Tolkien Books.

“HarperCollins has announced a new Tolkien publication to be published on 24 June 2021. The book, The Nature of Middle-earth, is edited by Tolkien scholar Carl Hostetter and has been heralded as an unofficial 13th volume of The History of Middle-earth series.”
Read more at the Tolkien Society website.

Another report is here and here.

A new edition of The Silmarillion is also hinted at, with new illustrations by Ted Nasmith. Read more here.

The Fall Of Gondolin

The last book in the Tolkien trilogy of Great Tales of the Elder Days, THE FALL OF GONDOLIN was released on August 30th.The Publishers description of the book can be found here , and a decent review can be found here .

Story written by Tolkien in 1914 about to be released.

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.

First edition of The Hobbit fetches £137,000 at auction

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 .

BBC launches online guide on Tolkien and the Great War

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 .

Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf Released

Details about the book, which is being released by both Harper Collins and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, depending on your location, can be found here, here and here.

Tolkien Reading day; March 25th, Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf is coming soon

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.

Rare copy of ‘The Hobbit’ heading for Auction

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

Tolkien’s ‘Ainulindalë’ visualized in watercolor

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.