News: Interviews

British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, has re-released online its 1968 interview with J.R.R. Tolkien, originally titled “The Man Who Understands Hobbits”.

British daily newspaper, The Telegraph, have released online an interview with Tolkien which was originally published on 22 March 1968. The interview – a must-read for Tolkien fans – covers a wide range of topics including monsters, the films, and his success.

Premier Christian Radio will broadcast an interview with Michael Tolkien on Saturday 11th October at 20.00 (BST). They say: “Michael talks about his books and poetry, as well as sharing some memories about his grandfather.”

Oxford University have released a podcast featuring a discussion between Leslie Megahey, the director of the 1968 BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford, and Dr Stuart Lee. Megahey talks about the film-making experience and what it was like to meet and interview Tolkien.

In an interview with The Guardian, the Canadian fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay has talked about what it was like to help Christopher Tolkien edit The Silmarillion during 1974-1975.

We met up with John Garth, author of Tolkien and the Great War and the newly published Tolkien at Exeter College, at Oxonmoot to talk about his work and the upcoming centenary of Middle-earth next Wednesday.